The MCA Biennial Tax Conference is the nation’s premier event focusing on minerals taxation issues. It attracts resource taxation experts, policy makers, leading business figures, officials and high-profile commentators providing a forum to discuss and debate the key taxation issues facing the Australian minerals industry. 


The conference will include a strong focus on tax policy with insights from high profile policy experts.


The keynote speaker will be prominent tax expert and economic commentator visiting from Canada, Dr Jack Mintz - President's Fellow of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, to present a major piece of research on the Australian tax system.


In an exceptional line up of highly respected leaders, Dr Jack Mintz, Martin Ferguson AM and Tony Shepherd AO, will discuss the challenges of achieving tax reform. This panel discussion will be a highlight on the conference.


The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer, Minister for Review will address the conference on the Government’s tax agenda and Dr Andrew Leigh, Shadow Assistant Treasurer will present on Labor’s perspectives. Participants will also hear from senior ATO and Treasury officials including Maryanne Mrakovcic, Deputy Secretary Revenue Group Treasury, and Jeremy Hirschhorn, Deputy Commissioner, Public Groups at the ATO.

About the MCA Biennial Tax Conference 2017

Conference program

The conference features dedicated sessions on specific minerals taxation topics to upgrade the skills of minerals company taxation specialists and related finance, legal and accounting professionals.

The program will include sessions on:

• The Diverted Profits Tax (DPT) and the current state of play on BEPS

• The road ahead on tax transparency

• Mergers & acquisitions – key tax considerations

• Developments in corporate finance and thin capitalisation rules

Minerals Council of Australia

Minerals Council of Australia

Level 3, 44 Sydney Avenue

Forrest ACT 2603.

P: 02 6233 0600