The Department of Business Law and Taxation is responsible for business law and taxation teaching and research in the Faculty of Business and Economics. The Department's expertise in these fields is recognised internationally and its academics regularly receive national and international competitive research grants. Its doctoral program has been widely recognised as one of the world's best and has attracted PhD students from four continents.
Department staff work carry out research activities in conjunction with the business community, the accounting and legal professions, government agencies, social welfare bodies and international organisations. Department academics have been seconded to assist government agencies including the Treasury and Australian Taxation Office and regularly work with international agencies such as the International Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank with the development of business and tax laws across the Asia-Pacific region.
The Department's research activities in corporations law, taxation law, employment law, Asian law and international business law are carried out through three research groups that regularly sponsor international symposia and work with partner groups at European, North American, Asian and Australasian universities.