Can Marxism help us understand tax and tax reform in Australia? Thesis Supervisory Panel: Panel Chair: Dr John Minns Supervisor: Professor Margaret Thornton Supervisor: John McLaren (external)
John Passant commenced his PhD at the School of Politics and International Relations in April 2012. He is part time. He hopes to submit by early 2017. His thesis focuses on Marxism as a tool to understanding tax in Australia. John is a former Assistant Commissioner of Taxation in the Australian Tax Office in charge of international tax reform. He retired from there in 2008. He has also been a tax academic at ANU and the University of Canberra.