Joanne is a former Australian Taxation Office (ATO) Assistant Commissioner who was responsible for the management of the largest audits and disputes for the ATO in the Private Wealth area.
Joanne was also the ATO’s lead for tax issues associated with the property and construction industry. She set up and chaired the ATO’s external property & construction forum.
Additionally, Joanne was involved in tax litigation and technical issues impacting individuals.
For 19 years, Joanne held senior roles in the ATO, with 10 years as Assistant Commissioner, dealing with compliance and technical issues relating to private groups, SMEs and individuals. Prior to joining the ATO Joanne held senior roles in law and finance.
In 2020 Joanne was recognised as a finalist in The Tax Institute’s SME Tax Adviser of the year awards. She is also a State Councillor for the Queensland Branch of The Tax Institute.
Joanne provides advice on all areas of taxation. Her special area of expertise is advising on engagements with the ATO, where she can provide unique insights on:
18 Oct 23 - Canberra
With the recent major data breaches and increased public focus on privacy, ensuring privacy compliance is of great importance for everyone working in the Australian Public Sector (APS). This seminar will provide you with an overview of the reform proposals arising from the Privacy Act Review and their implications for the APS. Join Canberra partner Elizabeth Carroll and associate Lachlan Speak as they explore the proposed reforms with a focus on those affecting the responsibilities of Australian Government entities and APS employees.
19 Oct 23 - Brisbane
The changes to the unfair contract terms regime are fast-approaching. From 9 November 2023, Treasury Laws Amendment (More Competition, Better Prices) Act 2022 (Cth) will significantly expand the number of contracts entered into in the building and construction industry that are subject to the regime.