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A view from the front seat


This article continues the feature on THE ROAD AHEAD for Australia's tax system by profiling the positions of taxation specialists on a range of issues in their fields of technical expertise.

Author profiles:

Author Photo - David Russell CTA-Life
David Russell CTA-Life
David commenced legal practice in 1974. He is admitted to practise in Australia, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn), the Courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre, New York (as a Legal Consultant), New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1986. David has acted for Commonwealth and State Governments as well as individuals and corporations and was the President of The Tax Institute from 1993 to 1995. Current at 01 October 2014 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by David RUSSELL.
Author Photo - Neil Earle CTA-Life
Neil Earle CTA-Life
Neil is a Director of Earle and Company Pty Ltd Chartered Accountants, Camberwell, Victoria. Neil has over 30 years experience advising a wide range of businesses and individuals on taxation and business matters, particularly in the SME tax and accounting area of public practice. Neil was the National President of the Taxation Institute from March 2004 to March 2005. Current at 01 October 2008 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Neil EARLE.

Geoffrey Lehmann
Geoff is a Tax Counsel with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been involved in the development of the consolidation provisions as a member of Treasury's Consolidation Joint Design Team. He is a Taxation Institute representative on the Consolidation Subcommittee of the National Tax Liaison Group. Current at 11 April 2007 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Geoff LEHMANN.

Andrew Skinner
Andrew is the Principal of Andrew Skinner & Associates. He holds a Bachelor and Masters of Economics and is currently completing a Masters of Taxation. He is a fellow of the Tax Institute, and a member of Superannuation Australia and of the Taxpayers Association of Australia. Current at 20 September 2005 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Andrew SKINNER.

Prof Gordon Cooper CTA Life
Professor Cooper is a Chartered Accountant in sole practice at Cooper & Co. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Taxation and Business Law (incorporating the Australian School of Taxation) at the University of New South Wales. In June 2003, he was awarded an AM in the Queen’s birthday honours for “Services to the tax profession and to the community as an adviser on national taxation and legislative reform, and through education and professional organisations”. Together with Chris Evans and Kirk Wilson, he is an author of the Australian CGT Handbook, now in its seventh edition. Current at 11 March 2016 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Gordon S COOPER.

Helen Warner CTA
Senior Advisor, Office of the Inspector-General ofÊTaxation, Helen holds aÊBachelor ofÊEconomics and Bachelor ofÊLaws (withÊHonours) from the University ofÊSydney. She is currently aÊSenior Adviser with the Inspector-General ofÊTaxation, where her role is to conduct investigations into the Australian Tax Office on matters ofÊtax administration. Current at 01 October 2008 Click here to expand/collapse more articles by Helen WARNER.
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