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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedNot offered in 2011
Coordinator(s)Dr Bill Orow


This unit provides an analysis of the law relating to the concepts of income and deductions, with a focus on the development of common law principles.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse the nature and scope of the concepts of income at common law
  2. explain the rights and entitlements of taxpayers to deductions
  3. identify developments, statutory and judicial, pertaining to the notion of income
  4. identify developments, statutory and judicial, pertaining to the entitlement of taxpayers to deductions
  5. apply the manner and methods employed in the application of such principles to practical situations.


Within semester assessment (optional): 30%
Examination (3 hours, open-book/take-home): 70% or 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Bill Orow

Contact hours

3 hours per week