find the latest legal job
Corporate/Commercial Lawyers (2-5 years PAE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Specialist commercial law firm · Long-term career progression
View details
Graduate Lawyer / Up to 1.5 yr PAE Lawyer
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Mentoring Opportunity in Regional QLD · Personal Injury Law
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Six firms selected for new Federal tax panel

Six firms selected for new Federal tax panel

Six law firms are among 13 organisations that have been appointed to the Commonwealth Government's new Tax Design Advisory Panel which was announced on Monday by Assistant Treasurer Senator Nick…

Six law firms are among 13 organisations that have been appointed to the Commonwealth Government's new Tax Design Advisory Panel which was announced on Monday by Assistant Treasurer Senator Nick Sherry.

The panel was selected from a public tender process, and law firms making the cut were Clayton Utz, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, DLA Phillips Fox, Greenwoods & Freehills and Hall & Wilcox.

The aim of the panel is to enhance consultation with the business community in the development and design of new tax laws. It stems from a recommendation made in an earlier review of Government tax design and review processes which called for an increase use of external experts, including at the initial policy design stage.

The panel is to be engaged by Treasury on a case-by-case basis, with either the whole panel, or a subset of the panel being approached for a particular task.

Announcing the panel, Sherry said that it would be a "major enhancement" to the design of tax policy.

"The use of expert advice from the private sector is a common and long-running practice used by government, but we're setting up a strategic and structured approach compared to the ad-hoc way of doing things in the past," he said.

- Zoe Lyon

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Six firms selected for new Federal tax panel
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Dec 14 2017
International arbitration and business culture
Promoted by Maxwell Chambers. This article discusses the impact of international arbitration on t...
Papua New Guinea flag
Dec 14 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s govern...
Dec 14 2017
Punishing offenders twice pointless, politicians warned
The president of the Law Society of NSW has warned legislators from other states about adopting cont...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...