LLB, BEcon, MTax
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:
30 May 23
In this webinar, we will look at key developments in these areas, including: recent data breach cases and trends, reviews of Queensland and Commonwealth privacy legislation, the rise of Chat GPT, AI tools, and key risks and cyber security developments.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.