Fiona Martin commenced working as an academic after several years as a lawyer both with the government (including the Attorney-General's Department) and in private practice.
Her expertise and research are in the taxation law area and in particular how it relates to charities and interacts with issues relating to human rights and traditional land owners. Fiona has published many articles in highly regarded international and local refereed journals on such issues as whether or not Australian should have a charities commission, taxation of indigenous charities and the inequity of the mining withholding tax. She has presented at many conferences on issues relating to taxation concessions applying to charities, the application of the GST particularly as it relates to charities and income tax and property development generally. She has also published a number of book chapters and a textbook in the revenue law area.
Dr Martin’s PhD analyses the income tax implications of mining payments to traditional Australian land owners. It has been awarded the CCH/ATTA prize for doctoral research and was published as a book by CCH in 2014.