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The Tax Group, Melbourne Law School, is proud to host its 16th Annual Tax Lecture delivered by Mr Mark Leibler AC (Senior Partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler).
The rule of law is a fundamental pillar of civil society. Wars have been fought, regimes toppled and monarchs put to death by citizens defending or rebelling against the rule of law and, in particular, the power to tax.
Without the rule of law, taxation amounts to little more than state-sanctioned theft on a grand scale.
In this year’s Annual Tax Lecture, tax lawyer Mr Mark Leibler AC will consider the extent to which the ever-more excruciating complexity and uncertainty of Australian tax law, along with the evolving sophistication of taxpayer affairs, requires the Commissioner of Taxation to interpret and apply the law without authoritative guidance.
Mr Leibler will explore what this means for taxpayers, who rely on the Commissioner acting fairly, and should be protected for operating within the framework of the Commissioner’s past guidance or practice.
He will explain that, by drawing on overseas models and building on existing legislation, the potential for legal but unjust application of taxation law could and should be alleviated.
Presented as part of the Hanson Dyer Hall Series
Voicing Women is a concert honouring art song by female composers. The program features a rich array of repertoire in German, French and English representing 150 years of vocal chamber music written by women, from performing duo Clara Schumann and Pauline Viardot, to contemporary Australian composers Linda Kouvaras and Katy Abbott. Join mezzo-soprano Linda Barcan and pianist Coady Green as they celebrate music for voice and piano by women of note.
Linda Barcan - Mezzo-soprano
Coady Green - Piano
To Be Announced