Writing

Over time I’ll be building a library of links to published pieces that are available online, or hosting reproductions of previously published (and some unpublished) work here on this site.

News reporting

2008-present: Daily news reporting – Australian Tax Alert Tracker, Australian Income Tax Tracker, Australian Fringe Benefits Tax Tracker, Australian Capital Gains Tax Tracker and International Tax Tracker. I am a regular news reporter on tax and related legal matters for these daily on-line news service, published by CCH for subscribers in the accounting and legal market.

2008-present: Weekly news reporting – Australian Tax Week.  I am a regular contributor to this weekly news publication, published in both paper and on-line formats by CCH for tax, accounting and legal practitioners.

‘Guilty Marcus Einfeld faces jail as prosecutors push for prison sentence’, The Australian, November 1, 2008, Page 3.

‘Lure of home ownership outweighs the risks’, The Australian, October 30, 2008, Page 1.

‘Australian banks act to woo spooked investors’, The Australian, October 17, 2008, Page 4.

‘Personal finance woes hit big stores’, The Australian, October 14, 2008, Page 4.

‘Equine activities in Erskineville’, South Sydney Herald, October, 2008, Page 3.

‘Residents’ concerns passed over’, South Sydney Herald, September, 2008, Page 6.

‘Cigarettes – now you see them…’, South Sydney Herald, September, 2008, Page 2.

‘Green minded residents bag a banner’City Hub, August 23, 2008 and City News, August 28, 2008.

‘Newtown’s namesake recognised’, South Sydney Herald, July, 2008, Page 2.

‘In the gutter staring at the brass’, South Sydney Herald, July, 2008, Page 3.

‘Clover comes clean on electricity sell-off’, City Hub, June 15, 2008 and City News, June 21, 2008, Page 8.

‘Proper education: Connecting disadvantaged youth’, City Hub, June 5, 2008 and City News, June 14, 2008, Page 13.

‘Community action saves village’, Precinct, Issue 5/2008, June, 2008, Page 10.

‘Tearing down China’s internet firewall’, City Hub, May 19, 2008 and City News, May 24, 2008, Page 4.

‘New vision for Sydney’s first Little Italy’, City Hub, May 19, 2008 and City News, May 24, 2008, Page 4.

‘More ads on payphones doesn’t ring with City’, City Hub, May 19, 2008 and City News, May 24, 2008, Page 3.

‘Pyrmont recreation area laid to waste’, City Hub, May 12, 2008 and City News, May 17, 2008, Page 4.

World Youth Day, Zetland‘, South Sydney Herald, May, 2008, Page 6.

Newtown’s homeless in focus‘, South Sydney Herald, May, 2008, Page 5.

‘Glebe Point Road businesses dismiss claims of loss‘, City Hub, April 18, 2008 and City News, April 26, 2008.

Homelessness in Newtown reaches new heights‘, City HubApril 18, 2008 and City News, April 26, 2008.

Safety concerns for Glebe residents‘, City Hub, April 14, 2008 and City News, April 19, 2008, Page 3.

Kings Cross youth project at risk of shutting down‘, City Hub, April 14, 2008 and City News, April 19, 2008, Page 1 Cover story.

Priceless name‘, Inner West Courier, Inner City edition, April 15, 2008, Page 10.

King Street upgrade and cycleway get the green light‘, City Hub, April 6, 2008 and City News, April 12, 2008, Page 6.

Controls to cut $2 shop boom‘, Inner West Courier, Inner City edition, April 8, 2008, Page 8.

Something old, something new…‘, Inner West CourierInner City and Inner West editions, April 1, 2008, Page 16.

Harbour authority hanging on to historic cottages‘, City Hub, March 28, 2008 and City News, April 5, 2008, Page 9.

Rape survivor named in finals of NSW Woman of the Year awards‘, Inner West Courier, Inner West edition, March 11, 2008, Page 3.

2001-2005: Daily news reporting – Latest Tax News. I was a regular news reporter on tax and related legal matters for this daily on-line news service, published by Thomson Reuters for subscribers in the legal and accounting market.

2001-2005: Weekly news reporting – Weekly Tax Bulletin.  I was a regular contributor to this weekly news publication, published in both paper and on-line formats by Thomson Reuters for accounting and legal practitioners.

May 2001: Federal Budget 2001/02  news reportage – Weekly Tax Bulletin: Special Issue, Issue 21, 22 May 2001, Thomson Reuters. I was part of a team of reporters sent by Australian Tax Practice to Canberra to report on the 2001-02 Federal Budget, analysed in a four hour media lock-up prior to the Budget speech being handed down.

1995-1996: Various business related articles for The Bulletin magazine, Australian Consolidated Press (ACP), Sydney while employed as a researcher.

Feature writing

‘Students design the future’, Precinct magazine, Issue 10/2010.

‘Battle of Victoria Street remembered’, South Sydney Herald, April, 2009, Page 7.

‘From little cuttings, big plants grow’, South Sydney Herald, November, 2008, Page 14.

‘From living treasure to liar’, The Australian, November 1, 2008, Page 3.

‘If I go a week without drawing, I feel bored and worthless. Artist profile: Chantal Labbe’, South Sydney Herald, August, 2008, Page 9.

‘Relic inspires devotion, raises questions’, South Sydney Herald, August, 2008, Page 5.

‘Dancers get their feet dirty’, City Hub, August 10, 2008 and City News, August 14, 2008.

‘Sense in the city: what can you live without?‘, City Hub, August 3, 2008 and City News, August 7, 2008, Page 6.

‘Mother’s tribute to her ray of sunshine’, South Sydney Herald, July, 2008.

‘Public space for art and thought. Artist profile: Annie Kennedy’, South Sydney Herald, July, 2008.

Aboriginal employment service in Glebe shines‘, City Hub, June 16, 2008, City News, June 21, 2008, Page 4.

‘Newtown places pups on pedestal’, Precinct, Issue 5/2008, June, 2008, Page 7.

‘Waterloo resident’s winning artwork‘, South Sydney Herald, June, 2008, Page 9.

‘Sculptures for Newtown’s doggie subcultures’, South Sydney Herald , June, 2008, Page 6.

‘Foolproof recipes for publishing success’, Festival News, Issue 4, 2008, 2008 Sydney Writer’s Festival, May 2008.

‘Go Westside’, Festival News, Issue 1, 2008, 2008 Sydney Writer’s Festival, May 2008.

Council reaching for the green stars‘, City Hub, May 5, 2008 and City News, May 10, 2008, Page 4.

A look into the future: radical designs for Town Hall‘, City Hub, April 28, 2008 and City News, May 3, 2008, Page 4.

Cho’s comedy a risqué business‘, Inner West Courier, Inner City and Inner West editions, February 26, 2008, Page 17.

1991-1994: Feature articles on topics as diverse as the joyous relationship between Italians and food; the life of a pigeon; the letter “f”; and mental illness: its treatment through the ages and depiction in films today – for Tharunka, University of New South Wales newspaper.

Reviews

‘Earth Festival’, City News, November 23, 2008.

‘Photojournalism Festival: Reportage’, City Hub, September 21, 2008 and City News, September 25, 2008, Page 14.

Arts Lab + Festival: Underbelly‘, City Hub , June 16, 2008, City News, June 21, 2008, Page 25.

Theatre: La La Land’, City Hub, May 4, 2008 and City News, May 10, 2008, Page 17.

Comedy: One Man Star Wars Trilogy‘, City News, April 12, 2008, Page 14.

Playback Theatre‘, City Hub, March 20, 2008 and City News, March 22, 2008, Page 16.

Comedy/Burlesque: Beautiful by Margaret Cho‘, City Hub, February 19, 2008 and City News, February 23, 2008, Page 21.

Film: Night‘, City Hub, February 9, 2008.

1991-1994: Film, Theatre, Music, Exhibition and Book reviews for Tharunka, University of New South Wales newspaper.

Legal reporting

2000-2003: Case headnotes – summaries on court decisions written for cases reporting series Australian Tax Reports (ATR), published by Thomson Reuters, available in hard copy bound volumes and on-line to subscribers at Thomson Reuters’ TAXpoint site, including:

  • Case [2000] AATA 332 44 ATR 1137, Administrative Appeal Tribunal, Sydney, 28 April 2000;
  • Dan v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (No 2) (2000) 44 ATR 338, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 7 June 2000;
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Australasian Feed Pty Ltd (2000) 45 ATR 293, Federal Court of Australia, Perth, 20 September 2000;
  • Case [2000] AATA 844 45 ATR 1110, Administrative Appeal Tribunal, Sydney, 22 September 2000;
  • Grant v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2000) 45 ATR 480, Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne, 29 September 2000;
  • The Distribution Group Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (2000) 45 ATR 494, Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne, 16 October 2000;
  • Victoria Co Limited v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (2000) 46 ATR 119, Federal Court of Australia, Perth, 15 November 2000;
  • Kordan v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2000] FCA 1807, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 15 December 2000;
  • Case [2001] AATA 198, Administrative Appeal Tribunal, Brisbane, 16 March 2001;
  • Hart and Anor v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2002] FCA 222, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 16 July 2002;
  • Re Riviera Nautic Pty Ltd v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2002] AATA 657, Administrative Appeal Tribunal, Melbourne, 5 August 2002;
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Moss [2002] VSC 333, Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne, 9 August 2002;
  • Federal Commissioner of Taxation v La Rosa [2002] FCA 1036, Federal Court of Australia, Perth, 21 August 2002;
  •  Re Norris and Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2002] AATA 749, Administrative Appeal Tribunal, Brisbane, 2 September 2002;
  • Carey v Field, Assistant Commissioner of Taxation [2002] FCA 1173, Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne, 20 September 2002;
  • Commissioner of State Revenue v Pioneer Concrete (Vic) Pty Ltd [2002] HCA 43, High Court of Australia, Canberra, 4 October 2002;
  • Baxter v Federal Commissioner of Taxation (No 2) [2002] FCA 1351, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 23 October 2002;
  • Paliflex Pty Ltd v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue [2002] NSWCA 351, New South Wales Court of Appeal, Sydney, 11 November 2002;
  • Fineglow Pty Ltd v Anastasopoulos and Ors [2002] NSWSC 1181, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney, 11 December 2002;
  • Federal Commissioner of Taxation v Pratt Holdings Pty Ltd and Anor [2003] FCA 6, Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne, 10 January 2003;
  • Wasilenia v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation [2003] FMCA 8, Federal Magistrates Court, Sydney, 15 January 2003;
  • Knaggs v Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions [2003] NSWSC 3, Supreme Court of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 January 2003;
  • Sun Alliance Investments Pty Ltd (in liq) v Federal Commissioner of Taxation [2003] FCA 75, Federal Court of Australia, Sydney, 13 February 2003;
  • Deputy Commissioner of Taxation v Cahill [2003] VSC 58, Supreme Court of Victoria, Melbourne, 12 March 2003.

Business and finance articles

‘Tax reform – it’s not over yet’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 6 December 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘Tax Commissioner’s 2000-01 annual report’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 28 November 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘Goodbye tax havens & client confidentiality’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 30 October 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘Government woos small businesses’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 8 October 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘The intricate web of website tax deductions’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 19 September 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘The final blow’, eccountancy Website, commissioned by Editforce, 7 September 2001, www.eccountancy.com

‘The e-tax evolution’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 7 August 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘Genuine attempts won’t attract penalty’, Pacific Access Website, commissioned by Editforce, 20 July 2001, www.pacificaccess.com.au

‘BAS simplification explained’, eccountancy Website, commissioned by Editforce, 18 May 2001, www.eccountancy.com

‘Keep it simple’, inTAX Magazine, December/January 2001 issue, 2001, Thomson Reuters, p 11.

‘Tax legislation – 2000 in review’, inTAX Magazine, December/January 2001 issue, 2001, Thomson Reuters, pp 20-21.

Books and Book chapters

Book – 2005 Tax Guide, Centre for Professional Development, 2005, Pages: 68pp.

Book chapters – ‘Chapter 64 – Pay-roll tax’, ‘Chapter 65 – Land tax’, ‘Chapter 66 – Stamp duty’, ‘Chapter 67 – Debits tax’, Australian Tax Handbook 2005, ISSN 1325-7935, 2005, Thomson Reuters.

Book chapters – ‘Chapter 27 – Companies, shareholders and dividends’, ‘Chapter 29 – Partnerships’, ‘Chapter 31 – Minors’, Australian Tax Handbook 2004, ISSN 1325-7935, 2004, Thomson Reuters.

Book chapters – ‘Chapter 34 – Primary producers’, ‘Chapter 36 – Authors, inventors, performing artists, production associates and sportspersons’, Australian Tax Handbook 2003, ISSN 1325-7935, 2003, Thomson Reuters.

Book chapters – ‘Chapter 2 – Interpreting tax law’, ‘Chapter 4 – Concepts of income’, ‘Chapter 10 – Exempt income’, ‘Chapter 17 – General deductions and principles of deductibility’, Australian Tax Handbook 2002, ISSN 1325-7935, 2002, Thomson Reuters.

Book – Australian Tax Handbook 2001: 30 June Updater, co-authored with Trevor Snape, 2001, Thomson Reuters, ISSN 1329-079X, Pages: 566pp.

Book chapter – ‘Chapter 72 – Summary of Developments: 2000’, Australian Tax Handbook 2001, ISSN 1325-7935, 2001, Thomson Reuters.

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