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John is tutoring in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong and doing a PhD at the ANU. He has a wealth of tax experience in both academia and the Australian Taxation Office. He was for example an Assistant Commissioner in the ATO in charge for over 3 years of the ATO's input into international tax reform between 2002 and 2006 and has taught tax law at both the University of Canberra and the ANU.

His interests include tax, tax reform and international tax, in the main from a socio-legal and left wing perspective.


  • 2012–present
    Tutor, School of Political Science and International Relations, Australian National University
  • 2010–2011
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law University of Canberra
  • 2006–2008
    Assistant Commissioner, Centres of Expertise Australian Tax Office
  • 2002–2006
    Assistant Commissioner International New Measures Team, Australian Taxation Office


  • 1989 
    Monash, LL M
  • 1979 
    ANU, LL B
  • 1975 
    ANU, B Ec


  • 2012
    The “review of Australia’s future tax system”: Implications for local government in Australia and recommendations, (2012) 17(4) Local Government Law Journal 243
  • 2012
    LONG SERVICE LEAVE IN AUSTRALIA: An Examination of the Options for a National Long Service Leave Minimum Standard, 2012 Journal of Applied Law and Policy 17
  • 2011
    Lessons from the recent resurce rent tax experience in Australia, (2011) 10(2) Canberra Law Review 159 (online)
  • 2011
    The ‘Henry’ Review of Australia’s Future Tax System: Implications for Local Government withJ McLaren, Working Paper no. 3, Australian Centre of Excellence for local Government, University of Technology,
  • 2010
    Tax Havens: Do they have a future providing banking and financial services? (with John McLaren), Canberra Law Review (2010) 1
  • 2010
    Political Economy, the MRRT and a carbon tax, Sumbission no 10 to the Senate Committee on the Scrutiny of New Taxes National Mining Tax

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Tax reform and Local Government
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Research Areas

  • Taxation Law (180125)
  • Taxation Accounting (150107)
  • History And Philosophy Of Law And Justice (220204)
  • Political Science Not Elsewhere Classified (160699)