Vic chapter online seminar – Never the twain shall meet?, the demarcation between tribunals and courts in tax matters

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law – VIC Chapter

Invite you to a Presentation by

Reynah Tang AM and Frank O’Loughlin KC

Never the Twain Shall Meet?

An Exploration of the Demarcation between the Roles of Administrative Tribunals and the Courts where Taxpayers have a Choice of Venue for Reconsideration of an Assessment Decision of a Revenue Authority


This presentation examines challenges made to an assessment decision of a revenue authority. It focuses on the differences, as well as similarities, in the roles played by courts and tribunals and the procedural advantages of each forum that accrue in the resolution of such disputes.

Mr Reynah Tang is a full-time member at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and is Deputy Head of the Legal Practice List. Before joining the tribunal, Mr Tang was a partner in the taxation practice at Johnson Winter and Slattery. In 2013, he served as President of the Law Institute of Victoria, a director of the Law Council of Australia and was a founder and inaugural president of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association. In 2019, Mr Tang became a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the law and professional legal associations.

Mr Frank O’Loughlin has been a member of the Victorian Bar since 2003, practising principally in taxation and commercial law. Before joining the Bar, he worked for 12 years with the Australian Taxation Office, followed by practice at Corrs Chambers Westgarth (from 1987-2003). In addition to his practice at the Bar, Mr O’Loughlin is a part-time Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal and a Principal Fellow of the Law Faculty of the University of Melbourne, lecturing in Taxation Law subjects in the Masters Program.

Chaired by Dr Jeffrey Barnes, Associate Professor, School of Law, La Trobe University


Date:          Thursday 24 November 2022

Venue:       Online via Zoom

Time:          5.30 pm AEDT (5:00pm SA: 2:30pm WA; 4:30pm QLD)

Cost:          Admission is free for AIAL Members (with Promo Code) and $30 for Non AIAL Members

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This presentation qualifies for one CPD unit for solicitors and barristers.

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