1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 ^ BUSN2042 - Corporations Law
1a BUSN2018 - Corporations Law
2 1 of LLAW2224, LLAW2323
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a)) or (2))
Enrolment not permitted
BUSN3022 has been successfully completed
Topic description

An introduction to tax policy and income tax, goods and services tax and fringe benefits tax law. This knowledge is obtained by developing the ability to identify, analyse and synthesise the sources of tax law and apply them to practical situations. The topic focuses on recent tax reforms, case law and academic journal articles. The provision of interactive lectures (with pre-reading) and flipped learning and team learning based tutorials provides great scope for active student participation. The topic aims to improve generic skills through a combination of lecture, tutorial, assignment and examination problems, and tutorial and team participation.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce students to taxation law and policy principles, covering a broad range of Commonwealth taxation law
  • Provide students with an understanding of the principles of taxation law
  • Equip students with skills to keep up to date with ongoing reforms
  • Develop generic cognitive skills (especially analytical and evaluative skills), and behavioural skills (personal and interpersonal skills) which can be employed in an organisational work environment
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Identify, analyse and synthesise the sources of tax law and apply them to practical situations
  2. Explain, in broad terms, tax policy and tax practice
  3. Link the latest research and scholarship obtained through the study of recent tax reforms, case law and academic journal articles

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

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