B. Eco. LL.B (Monash), LL.M (Monash)
1983 Melbourne Australia, 2016 New Zealand
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Edward J Power
Edward began his taxation career in the Taxation Office in Melbourne Australia and quickly passed through all specialised tax areas viz., partnerships, trusts, companies and superannuation and in addition spent time as the legal officer to the Deputy Commissioner of Taxation Melbourne and as Officer in Charge of the High Profile Taxation Area. Edward was also directly involved in setting up the Freedom of Information Section in the Australian Taxation Office and worked on such specialised programs as the "Bottom of the Harbour" tax avoidance schemes and various Trust stripping schemes before moving into the tax objections and review area.
Edward specialises in all facets of revenue law including taxation prosecutions in all courts; taxation recovery matters; income tax objections and appeals; taxation based bankruptcies and liquidations; goods and services tax; land tax; payroll tax; stamp duty; taxation of property transactions; partnerships; trusts and companies; superannuation; capital gains; international law and taxation; tax fraud; proceeds of crime/money laundering; white collar and corporate crime; judicial review and administrative law; privacy law; Freedom of Information; Judicial Review; Administrative law; merits review; and Bill of Rights law. Edward has practiced in all of the above areas over his long period of practice at the Bar and has practiced around the world in International law and taxation. Edward has dealt with revenue issues in both Australia and New Zealand; and in the UK; Northern Ireland; USA; Israel; Singapore; Brunei; Hong Kong; China; Switzerland; Germany; Sweden; Johannesburg SA; Beirut Lebanon.
Edward has lectured in taxation and commercial law at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Melbourne University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and the University of Northwest Queensland as well as being seasonal lecturer in revenue law and administrative law at the Leo Cussens School of Law, Melbourne.
Edward has appeared in many high profile revenue and commercial matters and has appeared in all level of Courts.