Queensland Tax Researchers Symposium / Program

From 8am Registration & coffee Room 217, Sir Llew Edwards Building
UQ St Lucia campus
8.30am Welcoming address Professor Patrick Parkinson AM
Dean of Law
The University of Queensland
8.35am

Keynote address: A Matter of Trust

Mr Thomas Tulley
Partner, Tax and Private Client Services
Ernst & Young
Theme 1: Innovation
9.15am A toss of a (bit)coin: The uncertain nature of the legal status of cryptocurrencies (UK, NZ, Canada and Australia)

Professor Julie Cassidy
Commercial Law Department
University of Auckland

Dr Man Hung Alvin Cheng
Department of Finance, Accounting and Economics
University of Nottingham Ningbo China

9.35am How to get Angle Investors interested in just four words – ESIC Mr Charl van den Berg
Grant Thornton Australia
TC Beirne School of Law UQ
9.55am Imports to Ectopia: Copyright and Income Tax Concessions Dr Jonathan Barrett
School of Accounting and Commercial Law
Victoria University of Wellington
10.15am Question time to presenters
10.35am Sponsor presentation – Thomson Reuters

10:40 to 11:10: Morning coffee, sponsored by Thomson Reuters

11.00am Guest speaker
Flow through: tracing the student journey from university to Chartered Accountant and beyond
Mr Ming Wong-Too-Yuen
Senior module leader: Tax
CA ANZ – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
Theme 2: Tax residency
11.30am The application of Australia’s domestic tax laws and tax treaties where a foreign company is a resident Mr Norman Hanna
Independent Advisor
11.50am Australia’s Taxing Rights over Individuals under the Income Tax Assessment Acts: Examining the Utility of the General Jurisdictional Rules Dr Sonali Walpola
College of Business and Economics Australian National University
12.10pm The interaction of citizenship taxation with controlled foreign corporation rules: the case of the transition tax Dr Karen Alpert
UQ Business School
12.30pm The role of ‘intention’ in determining the residency of individual taxpayers

Dr John Minas
School of Business and Economics University of Tasmania

Mr Norman Hanna
Independent Advisor

12.50pm Question time to presenters

1.00 to 1.30pm: Lunch, sponsored by CPA Australia

Theme 3: Business
1.30pm Tax implications of financial assurance in Queensland Elizabeth Colbran
Business Tax Services
Deloitte
1.50pm Work Ready Graduates for Australian Small to Medium Accounting Firms

Sharon Hayes
Griffith Business School

Professor Brett Freudenberg
Griffith Business School

Dr Deborah Delaney
Griffith Business School

2.10pm An investigation of the full impacts of the mandatory public disclosure of tax return data on firms and financial analysts Pei-Jia Lum
PhD candidate, UQ Business School
2.30pm Work-related tax deductions in a changing industrial environment: ramifications for university academics Dr Steven Stern
Adjunct Professor, College of Law and Justice
Victoria University
2.50pm Question time to presenters
3.05pm Sponsor presentation – Oxford University Press
3:10 - 3:30 Afternoon tea, sponsored by Oxford University Press
Theme 4: Trusts
3:30pm Effective business structures for Australian small and medium enterprises: A Case Study Approach Barbara Trad
PhD candidate, Griffith University
3:50pm The chaotic Thomas litigation and the passing of franked distributions and associated attributes to discretionary beneficiaries: Has some tax law clarity been attained? Associate Professor Dale Boccabella
School of Taxation & Business Law University of New South Wales
4.10pm Dissecting the Australian Labor Party’s tax policy on family trusts Dr Thea Voogt
TC Beirne School of Law
The University of Queensland
4:30pm Question time to presenters
4:40pm Prize giving and closing