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“Black letter versus purposive – a false dichotomy?” paper

Published on 06 Aug 09 by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This paper gives an interpretation of State and Territory tax legislation including:

  • The High Court's view on the "purposive approach"
  • recent Federal tax cases: Reliance Carpets & PM Developments
  • are there implications for courts construing State and Territory tax laws?

Author profile:

Hon Justice John Logan
Justice Logan was appointed to the Federal Court in September 2007. He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws. Justice Logan was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1980, when working in the Commonwealth Crown Solicitor’s office in Brisbane. He commenced private practice at the Queensland Bar in 1984 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1999. Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Logan practised extensively in Commonwealth and state revenue law. Current at 16 October 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Justice John LOGAN.
 

This was presented at Ninth Annual States' Taxation Conference.

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“Black letter versus purposive – a false dichotomy?”

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