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Review of Final Legislation


The purpose of this paper is to outline the main design elements of the recently enacted Goods and Services Tax. The paper consists of three elements - the main legislative provisions in the recent package of Acts, the effects of amendments to the original legislation, and some pricing issues arising from the ACCC guidelines in relation to the GST.

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Prof Graeme Cooper CTA
Graeme is Professor of Taxation Law at the University of Sydney and a consultant to Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills. He is a former New South Wales State Council Chairman of The Tax Institute and currently a member of the National Council. He has worked as a consultant to the ATO, Treasury, Board of Taxation, United Nations, OECD, World Bank and International Monetary Fund. He was admitted to legal practice in New South Wales (1980) and Victoria (1999), and practised commercial law and tax in Sydney before entering teaching. He has taught tax in law schools in Australia, Europe and the United States, and holds degrees from the University of Sydney, University of Illinois and Columbia University, New York. Current at 11 January 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Graeme S COOPER.
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Review of the Final Legislation

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