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Next Auckland Seminar

Next Auckland Seminar

Topic: Tax Evasion and Welfare Fraud in New Zealand

 

Speaker: Dr Lisa Marriott

Date:  23 June 2016, from 5:30 p.m. for refreshments, with a 6 p.m. seminar start, at KPMG, 18 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland.

RSVP:  richard.meade@cognitus.co.nz 

 

About the topic:

Individuals in New Zealand are likely to receive different treatments in the justice system depending on whether their crime is ‘white-collar’ or ‘blue-collar’.  This presentation will report on some of these differences, using tax evasion and welfare fraud as proxies for white- and blue-collar crime, respectively.  The presentation will also outline the findings from a large scale survey with 3,000 respondents across New Zealand and Australia that captures attitudes towards welfare fraud and tax evasion.

 

About the speaker:

Lisa Marriott is an Associate Professor of Taxation at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Accounting and Commercial Law.   Lisa’s research interests include social justice and inequality, and the behavioural impacts of taxation.  Lisa has publications in a range of refereed journals and is the author of The Politics of Retirement Savings Taxation: A Trans-Tasman Perspective. In 2013 Lisa was awarded a Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Grant to investigate the different treatments of tax evasion and welfare fraud in the New Zealand justice system. Lisa has worked in industry in the private sector in the United Kingdom and in the New Zealand public sector.  For the past eight years, Lisa has worked in academia.

Lawyers may note that if this seminar is part of your learning objectives in your CPDPR, then the seminar can count for 1 hour of your 10 CPD hours.


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