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2020 National Superannuation Online Conference - Individual Webinar Registration

Proceed to the next page to view the full list of sessions, and make your individual webinar selections.

Choose as many sessions from the program that suit your training needs. Attendance to 1 individual webinar will earn you 1 CPD hour.

Price: $0.00
Item Code: NAT_SUPER

2020 National Superannuation Online Conference

The premier event for tax specialists within the superannuation industry.

In keeping with the current climate, the National Superannuation Conference for 2020 will be delivered as a 2-day online event. Now in its eighth year, the conference is recognised as the premier event for tax specialists in the superannuation industry, uniquely dealing with the tax issues impacting both the large fund and self-managed superannuation fund sectors.

This program brings together regulators and leading practitioners from the legal, accounting, audit and financial advisory services fields of the superannuation industry to discuss tax and related challenges and the opportunities that these will bring.

With a combination of plenary and breakout sessions (included for all full registrations), you can choose sessions to suit your requirements. Consume the content, then interact in live Q&A’s with the speakers and other delegates to further connect and explore the issues that matter.

Don't forget to register to our virtual networking sessions and ensure you stay in touch with your colleagues from around Australia.

Price: $695.00
Item Code: NAT_SUPER
Price: $1,600.00
Price: $1,450.00

2020 National GST Intensive Online: GST, Tax and Economic Reform in a Post COVID-19 World | Session 1 Webinar

Session 1: Keynote Address - GST, Tax and Economic Reform in a Post COVID-19 World

John Hewson is one of Australia's pre-eminent GST policy experts due to his long experience and thoughtful commentary over at least three decades.

In his keynote address he will provide his foresight into the challenges which COVID-19 will impose on the economy and its management into the future.

There's a query that the GST is not performing as it should, and that it is not delivering the economic and financial outcomes that it was designed for.

COVID-19 only accelerates the need for GST reform, in line with a general move (already underway) towards indirect taxes and away from traditional income concepts. In his presentation, John Hewson AM will cover:

  • GST reform, it's not all about the 'rate and base'
  • The urgent need for bipartisan tax reform, and what form this should take
  • Explore: the mechanics and inefficiencies built into our existing inter-governmental structure; digital transformation; and other core issues.

Presenters: Dr John Hewson AM, ANU

Dr John Hewson AM, is currently a Professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU, and an Adjunct Professor at Curtin, UTS, Canberra and Griffith Universities, having been Professor and Head of the School of Economics at UNSW, and Professor of Management and Dean Macquarie Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University.

He has worked for The Australian Treasury (Census and Statistics), the IMF, the Reserve Bank, the UN (UNESCAP), and the ADB, and often advises senior public servants.

In Business, he was a Founder of Macquarie Bank, Chairman ABN Amro Australia, and Chair/Director of a host of public and private companies, with current positions in insurance broking, renewable energy, and funds management and investment banking. He is Chair, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, Chair, BioEnergy Australia, and a Patron of the Smart Energy Council and the Ocean Nourishment Foundation.

In Politics he has served as Advisor/Chief of Staff to two Federal Treasurers and Prime Minister, as Shadow Finance Minister, Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce, and Leader of the Liberal Party, and of the Federal Coalition in Opposition.

In the media, he has been a regular Columnist since the early 80s for a range of domestic and international newspapers (presently Nine Media and Fairfax Regionals) and publications, a Sky News Contributor, and comments widely on economics and politics on TV, radio, in print, and on line, here and overseas.

Dr Hewson has also been active in charities and not-for-profits, main positions currently, Chair of Osteoporosis Australia and KidsXpress, Investment Advisory Committee of the Australian Olympic Foundation, Northern Metropolitan Cemeteries Land Manager, and as Member, SteerCo Australian Sustainable Finance Roadmap, National Standing Committee for Energy and the Environment, and as an Ambassador Women for Election Australia.

Please note this is a pre-recorded session and this is not a live webinar.

Price: $100.00

2020 National GST Intensive Online: GST and Financial Supplies – Topical Issues | Session 4 Webinar

Session 4: GST and Financial Supplies - Topical Issues

Following the release of new public rulings and guidance by the ATO on the creditable purpose of acquisitions in relation to transaction accounts and credit card issuing businesses, this session will focus on those rulings and other topical FS matters.

The session will consider:

  • The latest public rulings
  • The GST treatment of remediation payments following The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry
  • Financial supply issues for non-financial supply providers.

The above topics will be explored by reference to case studies, with comments from representatives from both the ATO and industry.


  • Peter Joseph, Australian Taxation Office
    Peter Joseph, is the Technical Director for Financial Supplies and GST in the ATO. Peter is a UK Chartered Tax Advisor with thirty five years’ indirect taxes experience in the Banking and Financial Services sector. Peter has worked as the in-house VAT advisor for a UK Investment Bank, a VAT and GST advisor in the Big 4 accounting firms, both here in Australia and the UK, and as a Technical Director in the ATO.

    Having first come to Australia in 1999 to work on GST implementation projects, Peter returned from the UK and re-joined the ATO in February 2017, allowing him to apply his wide experience from his roles in the profession, private and public sectors to his latest position.
  • Anita Schembri, NAB
    Anita Schembri, is an Associate Director in the Group Tax team at NAB and has over 20 years’ experience in indirect taxes. Anita specialises in GST advisory in the banking, financial services and insurance industries, and has experience as a director for a Big-4 professional services firm, a teacher in academia, an in-house adviser to several large corporates, and as a key financial services industry risk and strategy director at the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). In her most recent role at NAB, Anita is involved in the provision of GST advice to the business, GST process improvement initiatives and GST governance and risk management.

Please note this is a pre-recorded session and this is not a live webinar.

Price: $100.00

2020 National GST Intensive Online: Build-to-rent - Navigating GST & other tax issues | Session 8 Webinar

Session 8: Build-to-rent - Navigating GST & other tax issues

"Build-to-Rent", "B2R", "BTR", "multi-family"… these different labels all refer the same thing: institutional investment in residential premises. Until very recently this is something that has not been seen at any significant scale at Australia, with the exception of retirement living and student accommodation. This session will explore the importance of the concept of "commercial residential premises" for certain B2R projects. This includes the implications for:

  • GST and long-term supplies of commercial accommodation
  • Transfer duty (stamp duty), including foreign investor surcharges
  • FIRB requirements and costs
  • Foreign investors that receive payments from Managed Investment Trusts.

Presenters: Matthew Cridland, CTA, K&L Gates

Matthew Cridland, CTA, is a Partner in the Tax Team at K&L Gates and based in Sydney. Matthew focuses on indirect taxes and advises on matters relating to GST and all State Taxes. Matthew has been in practice for more than 20 years and he advises clients across a broad range of industry sectors on a national basis. In addition to assisting clients with deals advice and revenue office reviews, he also has experience advising on litigation matters. Matthew is involved with the indirect tax committees of industry groups including the Property Council of Australia and the Financial Services Council. He is a Charted Tax Adviser.

Please note this is a pre-recorded session and this is not a live webinar.

Price: $100.00

2020 Tasmanian State Convention - Pre Convention Workshop

Earn extra 2 CPD hours by registering the pre-convention workshop!

Mid-morning email from the TPB pops up: “Notice of Decision to Investigate” You open the email, shaking… Afternoon email from the ATO pops up: “Notice of Audit”. You’re still shaking… What do you do when the email is notification of a client audit? What do you do when the email is an investigation into your own conduct as a practitioner?

Accountants and lawyers live in different professional worlds but often need to work together in the interests of a mutual client in a dispute with the ATO. A significant aspect of the work of the accountant is to derive information from data and present it in accordance with accepted conventions. This is almost always an objective exercise. Lawyers view the same data and information as representing a set of facts and assess it in terms of evidential probity: that is, is it relevant? Is it admissible? Will it help or harm the client? This is almost always subjective.

Worlds collide when different views are taken of the same set of facts. But how can that be?

For clients to get the best outcome in a tax dispute, these worlds need to be reconciled. How is this to be done?

With highly experienced practitioners on our panel, this workshop session will look at the key practical issues that accountants and lawyers need to traverse in dealing with each other and preparing to work together in order to successfully assist clients through the treacherous world of ATO audits. We also look at the same issues for the situation where it is you, the Accountant, not the client that is in the crosshairs of a TPB investigation. In particular we will discuss:

  • When is evidence actually admissible evidence?
  • Different types of evidence drawn from records and record keeping
  • The interaction of accountants with their clients
  • How to respond to the ATO (or the TPB) in terms of addressing what they want
  • Limitations on what the ATO can and must do
  • The importance of sticking to instructions when engaging with the ATO (or the TPB).


  • Marg Marshall, CTA, WLF Accounting & Advisory
  • Chris Wallis, CTA, Victorian Bar


  • Matthew Pawson, CTA-Life, Rae & Partners Lawyers

Some limited pre-reading will be required to maximise the effectiveness of this session.

Price: $275.00

2020 Tasmanian State Convention Online

Tasmanian Premier Event for Tax Professionals is now available face to face or via online streaming!

The Tasmanian State Convention remains the state’s premier taxation event. With the current COVID conditions we’ve adapted the Convention program to accommodate the live streaming of interstate speakers. Plus your can either attend the whole event in person with your colleagues or consume online if you prefer.

The learning opportunities the Convention will provide you are arguably now more important than ever given the current challenges we are facing collectively as a country, and specifically as tax practitioners.

Again, we have gathered a program of outstanding speakers who will present on a range of topics, many focusing on the rapidly changing economic, legislative and administrative environment for tax practitioners, including

  • Post-Budget policy update
  • Trust distributable income – the remaining gaps
  • SMSFs – where are we now?
  • Managing stress and distress
  • Tax Policy and Advocacy Update
  • State of the State Economic Update
  • Tax implications of relationship breakdown
  • Leases of commercial real property – what you need to know
  • Corporate Restructuring Options
  • Clawing Back the Deficit – Navigating the latest tax risks and opportunities

To register for the 6 pack sessions please download the brochure, complete the registration form and return to or contact The Tax Institute team on 08 8463 9444.

2020 Tasmanian State Convention is proudly supported by our sponsor, we encourage you to please click on the logo below to find out more about their current services

*** Please note: Pre-Convention Workshop is not available as an online streaming

Price: $1,295.00

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