​​GST is at the forefront of the Federal and State government’s mind, from the thorny question of the GST allocation between the states, to whether to broaden the base.​

These will be among the issues discussed at the UNSW Business School 2015 GST Conference. Now in its 27th year, it promises once again to be an interesting and informative event.

Professor Michael Walpole​, the Deputy Head of the School of Tax and Business Law (incorporating ATAX) says “the GST conference is one of the premier events on the GST calendar every year. It brings together a unique mix of GST practitioners from the corporate world and professional practice, to confer with one another and key decision makers.”

Professor Walpole will present a paper relating to GST on financial supplies.

Other papers and presentations will cover the full spread of current GST issues ranging from an update on important changes and developments in the statute & case law through to issues at the coal face of GST and discussions of important GST issues at a policy level.

Speakers are leaders in their field and topics include GST and the courts, property & trusts, risk management, and Government agencies. 

“There will be several papers on recent cases such as MBI and Rio amongst others which shed light on the way our GST law is to be interpreted and applied. There will also be a high level panel discussion on the implications of recent cases,” says Professor Walpole.

Other papers explore contemporary issues related to eCommerce and cross-border transactions – matters so new that there have been no court decisions on them as yet.

The keynote address will be by Stephanie Forgie, Deputy President of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

For prospective MTax and MAppliedTax taxation students, there will be an information evening on Tuesday 21 April from 5.30pm at Brisbane Hilton hotel. 

For further details contact Michael Walpole​ on 02 9385 9526
Date: Mon 20 Apr 2015, 9am - Tue 21 Apr 2015, 5pm 
Location: Brisbane Hilton, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane 

Media contact: Julian Lorkin: 
02 9385 9887