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Ian Murray

Deputy Head of School - Research, Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, Law School, Dr, BSc LLB W.Aust., LLM(Taxation) NSW, PhD Tas

  • The University of Western Australia (M253), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 125 Citations
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Personal profile


Ian is Deputy Head of School - Research at the UWA Law School where he teaches in Taxation and Not-for-profit Law, as well as researching in the areas of Resources Taxation and the intersection between Not-for-profit Law, Tax and Corporate Governance. Ian has a number of years’ experience as a practitioner advising on not-for-profit tax issues and on resource and energy industry tax issues. He also has practical experience in the regulatory and governance issues faced by not-for-profits, having been a not-for-profit board member, including chairperson, for over 5 years and having worked as an in-house lawyer at the University of Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

Deputy Head of School - Research

Previous positions

Ian has worked as a lawyer at Ashurst Australia (formerly Blake Dawson) from 2003 to the present, specialising in Tax. Prior to joining the Law Faculty, Ian also undertook sessional lecturing at Murdoch University in Tax and has worked as part of the University of Western Australia's Legal Services Team.

Current projects

Restraints on accumulation of income by not-for-profits
Outsourcing to not-for-profits
Native title asset management structures & Indigenous economic development

Teaching overview

Legal Issues for Not-for-profit Entities LAWS3313 /LAWS5813
Income Taxation Law LAWS3362 / LAWS5132
Resources Taxation LAWS5239
Taxation Law LAWS2206


Accumulation of Income by Not-for-profits
Charity and trusts law and Indigenous economic development
Development of analytical tools to review native title asset management structures
The intersection between not-for-profit law and tax and corporate governance


  • Not-For-Profit Law
  • Native Title
  • Resource Taxation
  • Indigenous economic development
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Taxation law

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Research Output 2002 2019

Co-designing Benefits Management Structures

Murray, I., Fardin, J. & O'Hara, J., 8 Aug 2019, Perth: UWA Centre for Mining, Energy and Natural Resources Law. 314 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther book

Open Access
New Zealand
political action
political activity
collective behavior

New Zealand Charities and Accumulation: An Intergenerational Perspective

Murray, I., 2019, (Submitted) In : New Zealand Law Review. [2019], 4, 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New Zealand

Family Property Disputes involving Family Violence: A Pilot Research Project

Howieson, J., Carroll, R., Murray, S., Murray, I., Young, L., Jarvis, L., Hansen, D. & Lester, F., Dec 2018, The University of Western Australia.

Research output: Book/ReportOther output

Open Access

Projects 2013 2018


Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Submissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries

Invited Submission to New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs - Charities Act Review

Ian Murray (Consultant)
14 May 2019

Activity: Consultancy/industry and government engagementSubmissions to industry, standard setting bodies, or government committees, commissions and inquiries

Press / Media

WA Charities Open to Political Intimidation

Ian Murray


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media