Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Australian Tax Review Symposium: New Voices In Tax Reform

Monash University (Australia) hosts the Critical Junctures/Critical Perspectives - A Call for New Voices in Tax Reform on Thursday, July 15th at 9:00 a.m. (AEST) & Friday, July 16th at 9:30 a.m. AEST (registration): 

Monash-universityThe symposium seeks to open the debate on reform to new voices and new perspectives that are able to challenge the status quo. It features papers from scholars from various disciplines (law, politics, economics, sociology) to offer critical perspectives on taxation. 

Thursday, July 15

Session 1: Building a Critical Tax Movement - Insights from Elsewhere

Keynote: Critical Tax Theory: Insights and Opportunities

Session 2: Tax Administration

  • Chair: Kathryn James (Monash; Google Scholar)
  • Joshua Blank (UC-Irvine; Google Scholar) & Ari Glogower (Ohio State; Google Scholar), Progressive Tax Procedure, 96 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 668 (2021)
    Commentator: Richard Eccleston (Tasmania; Google Scholar)
  • Shayak Sarkar (UC-Davis), Tax Law's Migration, 63 BC L. Rev. ___ (2021)
    Commentator: Leo Martinez (UC-Hastings)
  • Stefanie Geringer (Vienna), The CJEU, the EU Blacklist and the Member States’ National Tax Laws: Shedding Light on the EU’s Uncoordinated Approach to Tax Abuse and Avoidance in Third Countries
    Commentator: Rick Krever (Western Australia; Google Scholar

Session 3: COVID Responses & Tax Administration

Session 4: Taxation & Environment

Friday, July 16

Session 5: Taxation & Distribution 

  • Chair: Patrick Emerton (Monash)
  • Miranda Stewart (Melbourne) & Daniel Halliday (Melbourne; Google Scholar), Wealth Taxation
    Commentator: David Duff (UBC; Google Scholar)
  • Sonali Walpola (ANU), Discretionary Trusts and Tax Avoidance
    Commentator: David Frydrych (Monash) & Dale Bocabella (UNSW; Google Scholar)
  • Duncan Wallace (Monash; Google Scholar), Franking Credits are Based on Systematically and Formalistically Piercing the Corporate Veil
    Commentator: Brett Freudenberg (Griffith; Google Scholar)
  • Troy Henderson (Sydney; Google Scholar) & Elise Klein (ANU; Google Scholar), Basic Income, Equity and Efficiency: Evaluating Three Options for Tax and Transfer Policy
    Reform in Australia
    Commentator: John Quiggin (Queensland; Google Scholar
  • Binh Tran-Nam (UNSW; Google Scholar) & Michael Walpole (UNSW; Google Scholar), Tax Justice in Australia in the Post-Pandemic Environment 
    Commentator: Patrick Emerton (Monash)

Session 6: Building a Critical Tax Movement – Insights & Trends from Australia 

Keynote: Optimal Tax Design: Choice of Tax Base & Rate Structure

  • Patricia Apps (Sydney), Optimal Tax Design: Choice of Tax Base and Rate Structure
    Commentator: Richard Vann (Sydney)

Session 7: Taxation & Women

  • Chair:  Miranda Stewart (Melbourne)
  • Amanda Selvarajah (Monash) & Lydia Shalani Cecil Thiagarajah (EY), Childcare Tax Deduction: A Gender Just Response
    Commentator: Kerrie Sadiq (QUT; Google Scholar) (comment)
  • Kathryn James (Monash; Google Scholar), Removal of the Tampon Tax: A Costless or Pyrrhic Victory?
    Commentator: Kate Seear (Australian Research Council; Google Scholar)
  • Helen Hodgson (Curtin; Google Scholar) & Myra Hamilton (Sydney), Retirement Outcomes for Single Women Without Children
    Commentator: Sara Charlesworth (RMIT; Google Scholar)
  • Asa Gunnarsson (Umea), Gender Equality and Taxation – International Perspectives
    Commentator: Miranda Stewart (Melbourne)

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