Tax Symposium: Critical Junctures/Critical Perspectives – A call for new voices in tax reform
Registrations are now open for the Critical Tax Symposium. The symposium being hosted by the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies seeks to open the debate on reform to new voices and new perspectives that are able to challenge the status quo. It features papers from scholars from various disciplines (law, politics, economics, sociology) to offer critical perspectives on taxation. Topics include:
- The role of taxation in addressing wealth and income inequality
- Taxation and gender inequality
- The differential impact of tax policy on marginalised groups such as Indigenous people, migrant and refugee communities and LGBTIQ+ groups
- The role of taxation in addressing environmental issues.
When: Thursday 15 July 2021 - (9:00am to 7:20pm AEST) | Friday 16 July 2021 - (9:30am to 5:30pm AEST)
The symposium is free to register, visit the website to view the agenda for session times.
Reflections on the 20th anniversary of the Corporations Act
The Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) is one of Australia's most significant and complex pieces of legislation. To mark the 20th anniversary of the Act, Monash Law, the Commercial Bar Association, and the Victorian Bar will host a joint panel comprised of eminent speakers who will provide insights about the operation and evolution of the Act from practitioners, academia, and the judiciary.
Join the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies of Monash Law for this second instalment of the National Commercial Law Seminar Series in 2021. The event is being hosted online on Wednesday, 21 July 2021, and includes the following speakers:
- The Honourable Justice Connock, Supreme Court of Victoria
- The Honourable Associate Justice Hetyey, Supreme Court of Victoria
- Professor Jennifer Hill, the inaugural Bob Baxt AO Professor of Corporate and Commercial Law at Monash University Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies (CLARS)
- Philip Crutchfield QC, Barrister, Victorian Bar
- Chair: Sam Rosewarne, Barrister, Victorian Bar
Castan Centre – Human rights law conference
Gender inequality persists and women’s voices must be heard. Under a human rights-based approach, homelessness can and must be ended. Charters of rights have proved themselves in Victoria and other jurisdictions and can and must be implemented at the federal level.
The purpose of this conference being hosted on Friday, 23 July by webinar, is to focus attention on contemporary Australia's critical human rights issues with outstanding speakers and moderators who are experts in their field and rapporteurs to sum up the discussion. Speakers include:
- Kristen Hilton, Former Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commissioner
- June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner
- Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President, Australian Human Rights Commission
- Leilani Farha, Global Director of The Shift, Former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing