Semester One 2016 Semester Length Units

Australian International Taxation (LAWS6209) REGISTER NOW
  • First class commences Feb 24
  • Australian International Taxation is a detailed study of the fundamental principles of Australia's international taxation regime as it applies to cross-border business and investment transactions.
  • The unit focuses on corporate residence, source, non-resident withholding tax, relief from international double taxation, CFCs, transferor trusts, transfer pricing and thin capitalisation.
Competition Law (LAWS6838) REGISTER NOW
  • Gain a firm grasp of the operation of the competition law provisions of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010
Corporate Taxation (LAWS6030) REGISTER NOW
  • The unit consists of a detailed examination of the tax rules applied to companies and shareholders in a domestic setting in Australia.
  • The goals of the unit are to develop an understanding of the policies, detailed rules and current practical problems involved in the taxation of companies and shareholders and to explore why different solutions are used for these entities when compared to partnerships and trusts.
Crime Research and Policy (LAWS6032) REGISTER NOW
  • Examine the research methods in the context of criminology and explore the relationship between theory and methodology.
  • Assess the production of knowledge about crime.
  • Examine the sources and forms of crime data.
Expert Evidence Law and Class Action Procedure (LAWS6307) REGISTER NOW
  • The expert evidence component of the unit will examine the role of expert witnesses, their reports and their testimony in civil and criminal cases. This will include an examination of the law governing the admissibility of expert evidence and the procedural means by which such evidence is adduced. Part of the unit will be devoted to current controversies surrounding the role of experts in particular civil and criminal cases.
  • The class actions component of the unit examines the substantive law, legal theories and procedural devices for the litigation and resolution of large scale, complex civil litigation. This encompasses representative actions, class actions and the use of other mechanisms for the aggregation and resolution of mass claims, including under bankruptcy law.
Explaining Crime (LAWS6048) REGISTER NOW
  • Examine the relevance of theory to the process of explaining crime as a social phenomenon.
  • Analyse the history of criminological thought.
  • Assess contemporary approaches to criminological explanation including the influence of feminism and postmodernism.
  • Examine the cross-disciplinary nature of efforts to understand crime, criminality and their causes.
  • Explore the links between criminological theory and the development of public policy.
Forensic Psychology (LAWS6970) REGISTER NOW
  • Examine the application of psychological knowledge and theories to all aspects of the criminal and civil justice systems.
  • Draw upon psychological evidence to explain and understand some of the people and processes involved in the legal system.
Functional Analysis of Law and Social Control (LAWS6187) REGISTER NOW
  • This unit examines the largely diffuse concepts of social control and the functions of law and proposes a more specific approach to legal theory which incorporates the latest findings of socio-legal research on the social effects of law. As a result of this discussion, a more specific concept of social control and an explanatory assessment of the social effects of law, including its political use, are presented with their theoretical implications for legal and political systems and applied, as examples, to historically and societally varied situations.
International Import/Export Laws (LAWS6037) REGISTER NOW
  • This unit is a comparative study of international import/export laws. It does not look in detail at Australian law. The material covered in the unit is based on the WTO multilateral agreements which the 159 WTO member countries have adopted and which bind them on the topics covered
Takeovers and Reconstructions (LAWS6008) REGISTER NOW
  • Undertake a detailed study of the requirements of chapters 6A, 6B and 6C of the Corporations Act with respect to the acquisition of company shares and takeovers.
  • Examine selected aspects of the law concerning corporate reconstruction where a change of control is involved.
Taxation & Regulation of Superannuation (LAWS6127) REGISTER NOW
  • This unit offers a detailed examination of the regulatory and tax rules affecting the superannuation industry in Australia.
Taxation of Corporate Finance (LAWS6125) REGISTER NOW
  • First class commences Feb 29
  • This unit will analyse the current law on the tax treatment of the principal forms of raising corporate finance from sources both in Australia and offshore, in Australian and foreign currencies, and of hedging the various exposures that a taxpayer may have from of its fund-raising and investments.