Yuri Grbich (LLM(VUW), PhD(LSE)) is founding Director of the Atax Program (1990-2006) at The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and was a Professor of Law at that institution from 1983 to 2005, and before that Associate Professor at Monash. He is a Solicitor in NSW and a Barrister in New Zealand. He was the sole legal academic at the Australian National Tax Summit in 1985. Professor Grbich has been a senior member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in its Tax jurisdiction and was a member of the Commissioner's (of Taxation) Advisory Panel. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Tax Office and a member of a number of advisory panels.
Professor Grbich has written extensively in taxation and various other areas of law over a number of years. In recent years his writings and public presentations have been in the areas of basic tax concepts, tax avoidance, trusts and taxation of trusts, tax law reform, institutional aspects of tax. He was at the forefront of professional tax education and, during the Hawke and Keating years, tax reform and public tax policy debate. He ran an extensive program of professional education over many years and more recently has been advising judges and tax administrators in various parts of Asia on various aspects of tax and tax reform.