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Australasian Tax Teachers Association



The Australasian Tax Teachers Association is a non-profit organisation, established in 1987, with the goal of improving the standard of tax teaching in educational institutions across Australasia.

Our members include tax academics, writers and administrators from Australia and New Zealand. We are a friendly and supportive network of people who share a common interest in taxation.


ATTA annual conference

ATTA’s 26th Annual Conference will be held at Griffith University (South Bank campus) from Monday 20 January to Wednesday 22 January 2014. The theme of the conference is “The Politics of Tax” and papers are invited to be submitted that explore the way that politics has and continues to influence the tax system. Visit the ATTA conference 2014 website.

Papers on this theme are strongly encouraged; although the submission of papers on any aspect of taxation is welcome. Also, papers that explore the scholarship of tax teaching and learning are invited. Current PhD students are encouraged to submit an abstract as there will be special mentoring workshops for them.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to Ms Renata Steenland at r.steenland@griffith.edu.au by Friday 16th August, 2013.

In the meantime if you have any questions please contact Renata Steenland (r.steenland@griffith.edu.au or phone: +61 7 3735 3930) or visit the ATTA conference 2014 website.


The 2012 conference was hosted by the Sydney Law School and the University of Sydney Business School, Sydney, Australia. 
The 2013 conference will be hosted by the University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.  Further information will be made available in due course.   


ATTA patrons


Mr Gordon Cooper AM

Gordon is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Taxation & Business Law, UNSW, and a tax consultant in sole practice. He is regarded as a leading tax expert and author, particularly in respect of capital gains tax. Among his many numerous professional involvements, Gordon is a Governor of the Australian Tax Research Foundation, President of the Committee of the Australian Branch of the International Fiscal Association, member (and sometime Acting Chair) of the Tax Practitioner’s Board and a former President of the Taxation Institute of Australia.

Associate Professor Cynthia Coleman

Cynthia is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Law School, University of Sydney and an active member of the Tax Practitioner’s Board. Cynthia has a long and illustrious career as a tax teacher and researcher, is author of several taxation books and research papers and is the Editor of Australian Tax Forum, one of Australia’s pre eminent taxation research journals.

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