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Tax reform: Taking stock and next steps

Published on 01 Feb 21 by "TAXATION IN AUSTRALIA" JOURNAL ARTICLE

This article reminds members that one of the main objectives of The Tax Institute is to advocate for improvements to the tax system. The focus that has been given to holistic tax reform since mid-2020 — comprising the series of keynote speaker events, focus sessions, roundtables and The Tax Summit: Project Reform, together with the development of the document The case for change — has been designed to encourage debate on what are the best features of a tax system and to call governments to action. The release of The case for change will be the basis for continuing to pursue the cause of genuine tax reform for the benefit of Australia and for our members and their clients.

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Andrew Mills CTA-Life
Photo of author, Andrew MILLS Andrew is the Director, Tax Policy and Technical at the Tax Institute, a Senior Fellow at Melbourne University Law School and a member of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute Advisory Board. Previously, Andrew was the Second Commissioner, Law Design & Practice, at the Australian Taxation Office from 2013 - 2019. Andrew has 40 years’ experience in taxation, including periods in the ATO, commerce and the tax profession. Andrew was a Director at Greenwoods & Freehills for more than 20 years and managing director of the firm from 2006 to 2011. Andrew was President of The Tax Institute in 2006–2007 and is a former Governor of the Taxation Research Foundation. In practice, Andrew was an active participant and representative of a number of industry bodies and a lecturer in the taxation in the Masters program at Sydney Law School. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business, a Master of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Tax Law. Andrew is a Chartered Taxation Adviser (Life), a member of the Australian Executive Committee of the International Fiscal Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. - Current at 03 November 2020
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Robyn Jacobson CTA
Photo of author, Robyn Jacobson Robyn is the Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute. She has nearly three decades in the profession, including a public practice background which preceded her various training roles over 23 years. Robyn continues to be a regular conference and webinar presenter, and is an avid advocate, social media commentator, columnist, blogger and podcaster. She is also regularly quoted in the media. Robyn is a Fellow of both CA ANZ and CPA Australia, and a Registered Tax Agent. She regularly consults with The Treasury, ATO and professional bodies including as a member of the ATO’s Tax Practitioner Stewardship Group. Robyn was recognised in the Women In Finance Awards 2019 as the Winner of Thought Leader of the Year and was named in the global Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019. She was also recognised in the Australian Accounting Awards 2020 as the Winner of both Thought Leader of the Year and the Accountants Daily Excellence Award. - Current at 14 September 2020
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