Kate Roff is a PhD candidate in the College of Law undertaking research on the application of property rules in various Commonwealth statutes to assets held on discretionary trusts. She is also a Fellow at the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University
Kate has had extensive experience working as a senior lawyer in the Australian Taxation Office and the Commonwealth Treasury. Her roles have included instructing on the conduct of significant litigation in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court and High Court; leading the policy development, law design and/or implementation of a range of new taxation measures; and providing technical advice on the interpretation and application of various taxation laws.
Areas of particular focus have included trust taxation, the taxation of multi-nationals, resource taxation, the goods and services tax, tax concessions for not for profits and the income tax general anti-avoidance rule.