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Keynote address presentation


Our keynote speaker, Robert Olding, the Australian Taxation Office’s newly appointed Chief Tax Counsel, is responsible for technical leadership in relation to GST for the Australian Taxation Office. Robert has been closely involved with many of the leading GST cases to date and other significant GST issues. In this presentation, Robert provides an insight into GST from the Australian Taxation Offices senior internal counsel perspective, including:

  • introduction  
  • the ATO’s strategic direction – Commissioners’ intent statement 
  • organisation design 
    • transforming tax technical decision making project (TTTDM)
    • law design and practice group
  • quicker resolution of tax technical issues
    • timeliness – a process issue and a mindset
    • public rulings
  • approach to statutory interpretation
  • dispute resolution and recent cases
    • unit trend
    • the private tutor and Naidoo
  • public rulings in the pipeline
  • looking to the horizon 

Author profile

Robert Olding CTA
Robert is the Australian Taxation Office’s Chief Tax Counsel, he is responsible for technical leadership in relation to GST. Robert is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in various jurisdictions and holds a Master of Laws in the field of litigation and dispute resolution. He currently has a particular focus on improving the timeliness of the ATO’s technical decision-making in relation to the most complex matters. Before joining the ATO in 2002, Robert was an Indirect Taxes Partner at KPMG. - Current at 05 September 2013
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This was presented at 2013 National GST Conference .

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Individual sessions

GST and the Ten Commandments

Author(s):  Gordon BRYSLAND

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GST and insolvency: From the cradle to the grave

Author(s):  Peter KONIDARIS,  Jenny Lin,  Raj Srikhanta

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Cases update

Author(s):  Chris SIEVERS

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Resolving disputes

Author(s):  Elizabeth GOLI,  Peter POULOS

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