Faculty of Law

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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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, or view unit timetables.

FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedNot offered in 2012


For postgraduate Law discontinuation dates, please see http://www.law.monash.edu.au/current-students/postgraduate/pg-disc-dates.html


This unit has been conceived in the context of the rapidly changing taxation environment in Australia. It is designed to enable careful, in-depth consideration of selected recent developments within an academic framework. This requires some flexibility in the topics covered from year to year. The areas to be considered are chosen on the basis of three criteria: they constitute recent developments in the area of income tax; they are of practical significance, and they lend themselves to analysis at an academic level. The unit considers the recent spate of tax reform legislation, namely capital gains, fringe benefits, imputation, international, etc., and recent significant cases.


One research assignment (3,750 words): 50%
One take-home examination (3,750 words): 50%