15th International Conference Tax Administration

‘Tax Administration: Evolution or Revolution’

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House at night

Preliminary Program

Day 1: Tuesday 4 April 2023

Location: Oceanic Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Coogee

Session 1 Plenary:  Welcome

8:30-9:00

Registration and Coffee on Arrival

9:00-10:20

Session 1: Plenary (Chair - Professor Michael Walpole)

Leading Tax Administration: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations  

9.00-9:05 

Michael Walpole, Professor, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School

Introductions and housekeeping

9:05-9:20

Chris Styles, Dean and Professor, UNSW Business School.

Acknowledgement of Country and Welcome to Delegates 

9:20-9:50 Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation, Australia
9:50-10:20 Peter Mersi, Commissioner and CEO, Inland Revenue New Zealand
10.20-10.45 Morning Tea

 

Session 2 Parallel session

10:45-12:15

Stream A Stream B Stream C

 

Up to 3 streams. A call for original research papers on the conference themes  is underway. The program will be updated by end January 2023 with  details of the  papers selected to be presented.

 

 

Session 3  Plenary: 

12:15-13:10

Session 3:  Plenary (Chair - Professor Paul Andon)

The Role of the Tax Profession - Is it Keeping Pace?

12:15-12:40

TBC

12:40:13:00

Scott Treatt, General Manager Tax Policy and Advocacy, The Tax Institute

13:00-13:10

Q & A

13:10-14:20 Lunch

 

Session 4  Plenary: 

14:20-15:35

Session 4: Plenary (Chair – Associate Professor Ann Kayis-Kumar)

Developments in Taxpayer Dispute Resolution – Are They Enough?

14:20-14:40

Bernard J McCabe Deputy President Administrative Appeals Tribunal 

14:40-15:00

Kirsten Fish, Second Commissioner, Law Design and Practice, ATO

15:00-15:20

Karen Payne, Inspector-General of Taxation, Australia
15:20-15:35 Q & A
15:35-16:05 Afternoon Tea 

 

Session 5 Parallel sessions

16:05-17:05

Stream A Stream B Stream C

 

Up to 3 streams. A call for original research papers on the conference themes  is underway. The program will be updated by end January 2023 with  details of the papers selected to be presented.

 

18:00-21:00

Dinner and  Presentation of Sandford Medal

(MC Professor Michael Walpole)

Dinner Venue:  Oceanic Ballroom East Crowne Plaza Coogee

Day 2: Wednesday 5 April 2023

Location: Oceanic Ballroom, Crowne Plaza, Coogee

Session 6  Plenary: 

9.00-10:20

Session 6: Plenary (Chair - Professor Jennie Granger)

Changing Tax Administration: International Developments 

9:00-9:05

Jennie Granger, Professor, School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, UNSW Business School

Welcome to Day 2 

9:05-9:35 David Bradbury Head of Tax Policy and Statistics Division OECD

9:35-10:05

Professor James Alm, Chair of Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans

10:05-10:20

Q & A
10:20-10:50 Morning Tea 

Session 7 Parallel session

10:50-12:20

Stream A Stream B Stream C

 

Up to 3 streams. A call for original research papers on the conference themes  is underway. The program will be updated by end January 2023 with  details of the papers selected to be presented.

 

12:20-13:20 Lunch

 

Session 8 Plenary: Is Tax the Silent T in ESG? How effective is tax transparency and are there lessons to learn for ESG compliance?

13:20-14:35

Session 8: Plenary (Chair - Dr Rodney Brown)

Is Tax the Silent T in ESG? How effective is tax transparency and is there lessons to learn for ESG compliance?

13:20-13:40

Jeremy Hirschhorn, Second Commissioner, Client Engagement, ATO 

13:40-14:00

Michell de Niese, Executive Director, Corporate Tax Association

14:00-14:10

Premila Roe, Group Tax Officer, BHP

14:10-14:20

Darren Day, Head of Tax, Woolworths

14:20-14:35 Q & A

 

Session 9  Parallel session

14:35-15:35

Stream A Stream B Stream C

 

Up to 3 streams. A call for original research papers on the conference themes  is underway. The program will be updated by end January 2023 with  details of the papers selected to be presented.

 

15:35-16:00 Afternoon tea

 

Session 10 Plenary: 

16:00-17:00

Session 10: Plenary (Chair - Andrew Mills)

Indigenous taxpayers: Tax Administration and the Native title interface

This special session discusses the experience of indigenous taxpayers managing their tax obligations and in particular the implications of how they own and exploit their Native Title rights

16:00-16:20

Waye Bergman, Indigenous Professor of Practice, UNSW 

16:20-16:40

TBC

16:40-17:00

Nina Olson, Director Center for Taxpayer Rights 

 

Session 11 Conference Close

17:00-17:10

Session 11:  Conference Close Professor Michael Walpole

Conference Accommodation

Special conference rate at AUD295 per room per night at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach will be offered to delegates for the following dates:  Monday, 3 April to Wednesday, 5 April 2023.

To access this exclusive offer for Tax Administration Conference participants, please use this link (coming soon) for individual reservations.

 

Registration and Paper Submissions

  • Early bird registration fee (full conference):  $935 (closes by 31 January 2023)
  • Full registration fee (full conference):  $1,035
  • Tuesday, 4 April 2023 (excluding conference dinner):  $385
  • Wednesday, 5 April 2023 (excluding conference dinner):  $385
  • UNSW student rate (full conference):  $535
  • Registration opens until 24 March 2023 or until sold out

REGISTER HERE:

  • Lunch, morning and afternoon tea on 4 and 5 April 2023
  • Conference dinner on 4 April 2023

We are now open for paper submissions via Call for Papers, closing on 25 November 2022.  Successful presenters will be informed by December 2022.

Abstract and conference paper submission:  tblconferences@unsw.edu.au

Travel Information

The Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is about 11.4km from the Crowne Plaza Hotel Coogee Beach (242 Arden Street, Coogee, NSW 2034), which is easily accessible by public transport in about 25 minutes.