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

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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 covers a range of issues relating to taxation litigation and drafting, including:

  • notices of objection
  • ruling applications
  • appeal statements
  • notices of appeal
  • presenting submissions
  • High Court Special Leave applications
  • preparation of opinions and advice.


On completion of this unit, students will have a solid understanding of the taxation litigation and appeal process, the ruling system and the Australian Taxation Office's information gathering powers. They will also have an understanding of key issues relating to the preparation of opinions and submissions in the area of taxation law.


Writing memorandum (3,750 words): 50%
Mooting: 30%
Drafting exercise (1,500 words): 20%