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Federal Treasurer and Tax commissioner to headline The Tax Institute’s 30th National Convention

Publication date: 17 Mar 15 | Source: THE TAX INSTITUTE


Federal Treasurer and Tax commissioner to headline The Tax Institute’s 30th National Convention

Tax Adviser of the Year Awards to be presented

17 March, 2015: The Federal Treasurer, Joe Hockey, and the Commissioner of Taxation, Chris Jordan, headline an impressive speaker line-up for The Tax Institute’s 30th annual National Convention to be held on the Gold Coast this week from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 March.

This year’s convention takes place at a key turning point for the Australian tax system.  The Federal Government is nearing the halfway point of its first term and is close to releasing its highly-anticipated tax white paper; a key item of the Government’s legislative agenda.

According to Stephen Healey, President of The Tax Institute, the tax issues facing Australia now and into the future need to be debated and discussed, and this year’s convention provides the ideal forum for such issues. 

“This year’s National Convention program has been designed to educate and inform delegates on the key issues facing tax professionals in Australia.

“Recognised as Australia’s premier taxation conference, the National Convention delivers unrivalled technical excellence, expertise and quality,” said Mr Healey.

Among the topics discussed will be the implications for business and tax professionals in areas such as international tax rules and tax havens; superannuation; payroll tax; M&As and general tax advice for business.

Also, following the successful introduction at last year’s event, the convention will see the annual Tax Adviser of the Year Awards presented to recognise the profession’s highest achievers.

“Representing the pinnacle achievement for the best tax practitioners, from rising stars to industry leaders, the awards recognise those individuals who are making their mark in the industry and reward them with a valuable opportunity to highlight their excellence in tax,” said Mr Healey.

The awards will be presented at the convention dinner on Thursday 19 March.

WHAT:                 The Tax Institute’s 30th National Convention

WHEN:                 18 – 20 March, 2015

WHERE:               RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

WHO:                   Speakers at the National Convention include: 

  •          The Hon. Joe Hockey, MP, Treasurer (Friday 20 March – 9:00am)
  •          Chris Jordan, AO, CTA, Commissioner of Taxation (Thursday 19 March – 9:00am)
  •          Professor Henry Ergas, SMART Facility, University of Wollongong (Thursday 19 March – 10:30am)
  •          Bernard Salt, KPMG (Wednesday 18 March – 4:15pm)



For more information contact:

Noel Rowland, CEO, The Tax Institute: 02 8223 0011

Dylan Malloch, Sefiani Communications Group: 0407 620 613


The Tax Institute is the country’s leading professional association and educator in tax. Its 15,000 members include tax agents, accountants and lawyers as well as tax practitioners in corporations, government and academia.  The Tax Institute supports the tax profession through education and professional development and works to continually improve tax law and its administration.