Published on 08 Sep 11
by NATIONAL DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE
This podcast covers a panel of experts discussing selected recent cases and their implications for GST compliance.
Gina Lazanas CTA
Gina Lazanas, CTA, is a Partner of the specialist tax law firm, Balazs Lazanas & Welch LLP, with over 25 years’ experience in taxation law, having initially focused on income tax and later in indirect taxes, but always with a keen interest in all kinds of tax and related administrative law disputes. She has had carriage of varied and complex tax audits and litigation. Gina was Chair of The Tax Institute’s Legal & Dispute Resolution Subcommittee from 2011 to 2013 and Chair of The Tax Institute’s GST Subcommittee from 2008 to 2010. In April 2012, Gina was appointed a part-time Senior Member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Current at 21 October 2016
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Kevin O’Rourke is a tax partner at Deloitte based in Sydney. He has over 30 years of taxation experience, advises major corporate clients on all aspects of GST, and has been frequently named as a leading indirect tax adviser by the International Tax Review. Kevin is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia, and has been involved in numerous litigation matters. He is Co-Chair of the ATO’s GST Advisory Group, Chair of the Indirect Tax Committee for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the Taxation Committee of the Law Council of Australia. Kevin holds Master of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Queensland. Current at 21 October 2016
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Anthony is Head of Indirect Tax at National Australia
Bank (NAB). He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience
in indirect tax and has responsibility for GST, employment taxes
and stamp duty within the NAB Group. Prior to joining NAB, Anthony
was a Partner in a boutique indirect tax practice in Melbourne for
10 years, consulting to large businesses across a broad range
of industries. Current at 05 September 2013
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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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