LAWS5238 Goods and Services Taxation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides an intensive study of Australia's GST law including its current scope and application to domestic supplies, exports and imports of goods and services.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a thorough understanding of Australian law in relation to the taxation of goods and services; (2) analyse and apply the core concepts of the GST law; (3) critically evaluate GST consequences of a variety of complex transactions and scenarios including those involving property; (4) analyse the operation of GST in relation to international transactions; (5) critically evaluate core policy issues and debates in relation to the imposition and design of a GST; (6) use appropriate research methods to answer complex questions in relation to Australian GST, and find, understand and apply a wide range of legal and academic sources to Australian GST issues; (7) effectively communicate, both in writing and orally, their analyses and conclusions in relation to Australian GST; and (8) organise their work effectively and work autonomously, and reflect upon and use feedback.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research presentation and (2) research assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Rick Krever
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
Previous study or knowledge of tax law is helpful but not necessary
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period 10-13 March. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-N-2B-2020]
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