Tax Group carry out a range of tax research projects with a technical and a policy focus and contribute actively to public debate on tax reform. Listed below are some of the significant research projects, some funded by external grants and many of a collaborative and interdisciplinary nature.
Tax Expenditure Reporting in Developing Countries
Research project by Professor Miranda Stewart and Associate Professor Mark Burton, in collaboration with the International Budget Partnership. Miranda Stewart wrote a short article entitled 'Tax Expenditures: Lessons from History and Country Experience' published in the Africa Tax Spotlight newsletter.
Oxford-MLS Research Partnership A study of the interplay between sham transactions, judicial and statutory anti-avoidance rules and the doctrine of abuse of rights in Australian and UK Tax Law
Professor Miranda Stewart was awarded the first Oxford-Melbourne research grant. Miranda undertook this project with Edwin Simpson from Oxford University.
ARC Discovery Project
Defining Regulating and Taxing the Not-for-Profit Sector in Australia: Law and Policy for the 21st Century
Professor Miranda Stewart, Professor Matthew Harding and Professor Anne O'Connell received funding for the period 2010-2012.
ARC Linkage Project
Poverty in the Midst of Plenty: Economic Empowerment, Wealth Creation and Institutional Reform for Sustainable Indigenous and Local Communities
Professor Miranda Stewart, Professor Marcia Langton, Professor Lee Godden, Associate Professor Maureen Tehan, Dr Lisa Strelein (AIATSIS), Dr John Taylor (ANU, CAEPR Canberra), Professor Ciaran O'Fairchaellaigh (Griffith University); Rio Tinto and Santos (Industry Partners), Marnda Mia (Community Partner) received funding for the period 2009-2012.