Resource Taxation : Law School : The University of Western Australia

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Resource Taxation

This four-day workshop examines the taxation of resource projects and resource companies in Australia. It covers income tax, royalties, petroleum resource rent tax, state duties and GST. The course will also look at common tax issues which arise for resource companies in domestic and cross-border transactions.

A range of non-renewable resource industries are covered, including mining, oil and gas. Lawyers, accountants, government officials and resource company personnel who need a working knowledge of how resource projects and resource transactions are taxed will benefit from this course.

The course will cover the following key areas:

  • non-renewable resource taxes
  • resource tax policy
  • taxation on the acquisition or disposal of mining and petroleum assets
  • taxation on the acquisition or disposal of mining and petroleum companies
  • operational tax matters
  • international tax matters such as offshore marketing hubs and outbound investment in resource projects

The course will be taught in a seminar format interspersed with class discussions and small-group sessions involving the application of tax principles to problem questions.

Details and Registration

 3-6 April 2018
 Venue:  The University of Western Australia
   2.94, Law Postgraduate Teaching Room
 Time:  9:00am - 4:30pm
 Cost:  $3,300.00 x 4 day short course

 Registration:  Registration will open in late 2017

Workshop presenters

The short course will be led by Ian Murray, Assistant Professor of Law and Jared Clements, Associate Director, Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. Ian and Jared are corporate lawyers with a number of years' experience in advising clients on corporate law and taxation matters, with a focus on the resources industry. They research and publish in these areas and continue to consult in these fields.

Ian MurrayAssistant Professor Ian Murray

Ian is an Assistant Professor in the UWA Law School where he teaches in Taxation and Commercial Law and researches in the areas of Corporate Taxation and Not-for-Profit Law. He has a number of year's experience as a practitioner in relation to corporate tax matters across resource taxes, income tax and stamp duty.

Asst/Prof Murray has advised on energy and resource industry tax issues, regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and inbound investment. In particular, he has been extensively involved in the taxation issues arising under native title agreements.

Jared ClementsAssociate Director Jared Clements

Jared is an Associate Director in the Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law at the University of Western Australia.

Prior to joining the UWA Law School, Jared practised as a corporate lawyer at Allens Linklaters, Ashurst and PricewaterhouseCoopers. His experience includes advising clients on share and business acquisitions, asset sales, mining transactions, joint ventures, and corporate restructures. Jared also has expertise commercial litigation and corporate insolvencies.

Guest Speakers

The course will also include a range of leading experts as guest speakers, drawn from industry, law firms, the bar, academia, accounting firms and regulators such as the Australian Taxation Office.

William Campbell, PwC
Ryan Jones, PwC
Dr Pietro Guj, UWA
Lorenzo Pacitti, Ashurst
Andrew Haigh, BHP Billiton
Ian Kellock, Ashurst
Jadie Teoh, Ashurst
Grahame Young, Francis Burt Chambers
Nick Heggart, Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills
Mathew Chamberlain, Ernst & Young
Len Hertzman, Australian Taxation Office
Ockie Olivier, Deloitte

Continuing Professional Points (CPD)

  • Full attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim six CPD points, selected from Competency Area 2 (Professional Skills) and Competency Area 4 (Substantive Law).
  • Partial attendance entitles a legal practitioner to claim CPD points as outlined for each session, up to a maximum of 6 points


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Before registration closing date - an administrative charge of 20% of registration will be deducted
After registration closing date and up to one day before the event - a cancellation fee of 50% will apply
No refund is available for non-attendance