Thursday, 27 January 2011
Atax (the Australian School of Taxation) has now become part of the Australian School of Business, joining the School of Business Law and Taxation, to create the new
Australian School of Taxation and Business Law.
Professor Alec Cameron, Dean of the Australian School of Business, says "I am delighted to welcome Atax. For some time now it has been felt that bringing tax at UNSW together into one school made more sense strategically."
The new school, the Australian School of Taxation and Business Law, will still be known as Atax in the external tax community, in recognition of the value of the reputation that has been established over the last 20 years.
Professor John Taylor, who was previously the Head of the School of Business Law and Taxation in the Australian School of Business, has been appointed the head of the new school. He says "Atax's move to the Australian School of Business is a very positive one that is expected to deliver benefits to our current students and our alumni. It will enhance Atax's capacity to service the education and research the needs of the tax profession."
Atax began its life as a Board of Studies jointly conducted by the Faculty of Commerce and Economic and the Faculty of Law in 1990, subsequently became a program within the Faculty of Law, and became a School within the Faculty of Law in 2006. Whilst Atax has always had its own specialised programs, tax was still taught in other programs across the university, mainly within the commerce programs as are offered today by the Australian School of Business. Atax's programs will continue to be delivered as they have been to date, but students will be enrolled in the Australian School of Business rather than the Faculty of Law.
It's business as usual for students who will become part of the Australian School of Business, as will the alumni. The Australian School of Business is Australia's leading business school. It was established in 2007 when the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at The University of New South Wales merged with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).