Dr Natalie Silver

BCom (UWA), LLB (Hons) (Murdoch), LLM (Harvard), PhD (QUT)
Academic Fellow

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

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Biographical details

Natalie joined the University of Sydney Law School in 2017. Her research focuses on not-for-profit law and regulation, particularly the tax aspects of charitable giving. Natalie was awarded her PhD from QUT in 2016 on the tax treatment of Australian cross-border donations, which received an Outstanding Thesis Doctoral Award. She also holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

Prior to becoming an academic, Natalie practiced corporate law at a major New York law firm. She has also worked as a philanthropic advisor and grantmaker at a global private bank and at a large international foundation, both based in New York.

Research interests

  • Law, regulation and taxation of nonprofit organisations
  • Tax aspects of charitable giving
  • Public policy relating to philanthropic and nonprofit matters

Teaching and supervision

  • Foundations of Law
  • Contracts
  • Torts and Contracts II
  • Not-for-Profit Law

Associations

  • Attorney, State of New York, United States
  • Member, Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand

Awards and honours

  • Executive Dean’s Commendation for a PhD thesis awarded in 2016 (QUT)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2013-2016)

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Silver, N., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J. (2016). Delineating the fiscal borders of Australia's non-profit tax concessions. eJournal of Tax Research, 14(3), 741-765.
  • Silver, N., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J. (2016). Should Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving Stop at Australia's Borders? Sydney Law Review, 38(1), 85-120.
  • McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J., Silver, N. (2015). Spontaneous and episodic volunteers: The legislative, insurance and risk management framework. Insurance Law Journal, 27(1), 1-14.
  • Tarr, J., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Silver, N. (2015). The Fisc and the Frontier: Approaches to Crossborder Charity in Australia and the UK. The Philanthropist, 26(4), 1-8.

Conferences

  • Silver, N. (2017). Charity Regulation: Fit for Purpose? Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Professional Users Group/Sector Users Group - Conversations about Charity Regulation: Lessons from the First Five Years, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2017). International Philanthropy at a Crossroads. Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ) Conference 2017 - Charity Law Today: Collisions, Encounters and Puzzles, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2016). Beyond the water's edge: Australia's tax incentives for international giving in an era of philanthropic globalisation. 13th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) Conference 2016 - Social Justice, Social Enterprise and the Market: Challenge or Opportunity, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2016). International Philanthropy - Rethinking Our Engagement With The Global Community. Philanthropy Australia 2016 National Conference - Evolution or Revolution: Is Philanthropy Future Ready?, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2016). Rethinking the Tax Treatment of Australian Cross-Border Donations. Not-for-Profit Law Committee 2016: Queensland Law Society, Brisbane, Qld: Presentation.

Other

  • Silver, N. (2017), Submission on the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities Discussion Paper.

Research Reports

  • Silver, N. (2017). Regulating the Foreign Activities of Charities: A Comparative Perspective, Occasional Paper, (pp. 1 - 39). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: The Pemsel Case Foundation. [More Information]

2017

  • Silver, N. (2017). Charity Regulation: Fit for Purpose? Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission Professional Users Group/Sector Users Group - Conversations about Charity Regulation: Lessons from the First Five Years, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2017). International Philanthropy at a Crossroads. Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (CLAANZ) Conference 2017 - Charity Law Today: Collisions, Encounters and Puzzles, Melbourne, Vic: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2017). Regulating the Foreign Activities of Charities: A Comparative Perspective, Occasional Paper, (pp. 1 - 39). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: The Pemsel Case Foundation. [More Information]
  • Silver, N. (2017), Submission on the Tax Deductible Gift Recipient Reform Opportunities Discussion Paper.

2016

  • Silver, N. (2016). Beyond the water's edge: Australia's tax incentives for international giving in an era of philanthropic globalisation. 13th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research (ANZTSR) Conference 2016 - Social Justice, Social Enterprise and the Market: Challenge or Opportunity, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Silver, N., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J. (2016). Delineating the fiscal borders of Australia's non-profit tax concessions. eJournal of Tax Research, 14(3), 741-765.
  • Silver, N. (2016). International Philanthropy - Rethinking Our Engagement With The Global Community. Philanthropy Australia 2016 National Conference - Evolution or Revolution: Is Philanthropy Future Ready?, Sydney, NSW: Presentation.
  • Silver, N. (2016). Rethinking the Tax Treatment of Australian Cross-Border Donations. Not-for-Profit Law Committee 2016: Queensland Law Society, Brisbane, Qld: Presentation.
  • Silver, N., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J. (2016). Should Tax Incentives for Charitable Giving Stop at Australia's Borders? Sydney Law Review, 38(1), 85-120.

2015

  • McGregor-Lowndes, M., Tarr, J., Silver, N. (2015). Spontaneous and episodic volunteers: The legislative, insurance and risk management framework. Insurance Law Journal, 27(1), 1-14.
  • Tarr, J., McGregor-Lowndes, M., Silver, N. (2015). The Fisc and the Frontier: Approaches to Crossborder Charity in Australia and the UK. The Philanthropist, 26(4), 1-8.

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