David Bloom QC
The latest Part of the Australian Tax Review is a special issue by Guest Editor Prof Ann O’Connell, dedicated to the Honourable Richard Edmonds, with a Foreword by Chief Justice Robert French AC, Preface by Justice Tony Pagone, and tributes by Chief Justice James Allsop AO and Chief Justice Tom Bathurst AC. This Part includes the following articles by eminent contributors: “Justice Richard Edmonds: Part IVA – ‘I am firmly of the view …’” – Justice Michelle Gordon; “The Indooroopilly saga” – David Bloom QC; “Justice Edmonds’ contributions to extra-judicial writing and tax reform” – Chloe Burnett; “Charities, tax and wrongdoing: A principled approach” – Ann O’Connell and Fiona Martin; “A shining light: Justice Richard Edmonds and the jurisprudence relating to the taxation of capital gains in Australia” – Chris Evans and Gordon Cooper AM; “Justice Edmonds and interpretation of Australia’s GST legislation” – Richard Krever and Jonathan Teoh; “From Switzerland to New Zealand: Around the world in 13 cases” – Dale Pinto and Kerrie Sadiq. Finally, a comprehensive table of judgments sets out his Honour’s legacy over the course of his Honour’s appointment in 2005 to his retirement in February 2016.
The June 2012 issue of the Australian GST Journal is a Special Issue with papers from The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia’s National GST Symposium 2012. Five articles are included in this Part: “Interpretation of s 11-15: Significance of the text, context and history” by Justice Richard Edmonds; “A consideration of the jurisprudence in relation to the deduction provisions in the Income Tax Assessment Acts” by David Bloom QC; “What’s VAT got to do with it?” by Associate Professor Rebecca Millar; “Input tax relief and financial supplies: Nexus and relevance for apportionment” by John de Wijn QC and “An ATO perspective on the creditable purpose test” by Robert Olding. Not to be missed!