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Update on advocacy activities & case study/special topic presentation

Published on 17 Jun 21 by WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION, THE TAX INSTITUTE

This presentation covers a tax policy and advocacy update.

Author profiles

Scott Treatt CTA
Photo of author, Scott TREATT Scott is the General Manager of Tax Policy and Advocacy at The Tax Institute. He is a Chartered Tax Advisor and has been practicing as a tax specialist since 1997, gaining his experience in large 2nd tier and Big 4 accounting firms as well as Government. Through the years he has been engaged on direct and indirect tax issues pertaining to individuals, start-ups, small businesses, private groups and multinationals, addressing issues including, but certainly not limited to, asset, business and entity transactions and disposals, insolvencies, structuring, succession and disputes (within family groups as well as with the ATO). Scott has a passion for our tax system and tax education, continuously seeking to find opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both. He is a regular presenter at industry events and had been a lecturer for some 12 years in The Tax Institute’s structured education programs. - Current at 15 June 2022
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Andrew Mills CTA-Life
Photo of author, Andrew MILLS Andrew Mills, is the Executive Director, 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 with 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 15 June 2022
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Robyn Jacobson CTA
Robyn is the Senior Advocate at The Tax Institute. She has nearly three decades in the profession, including a public practice background that 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 Chartered Tax Adviser of The Tax Institute, a Fellow of both CA ANZ and CPA Australia, and a Registered Tax Agent. She regularly consults with the Treasury, ATO and professional bodies on technical issues including as Interim Co-Chair of the ATO’s Tax Practitioner Stewardship Group and a member of various other working groups. Robyn has been recognised as a Thought Leader for four consecutive years as Winner of this category at the Women In Finance Awards in 2019 and 2021, and at the Australian Accounting Awards in 2020 and 2022. Robyn was the Winner of the Accountants Daily Excellence Award in 2020 and was named in the global Top 50 Women in Accounting 2019. - Current at 20 June 2022
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