Ian Murray

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

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

    6009 Perth


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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

Legal restraints on charity reserves & accessing charity reserves in crises
Outsourcing to not-for-profits
Native title asset management structures & Indigenous economic development

Teaching overview

Legal Issues for Not-for-profit Entities LAWS5813
Corporations Law LAWS5104
Income Taxation Law LAWS5132
Resources Taxation LAWS5239
Taxation Law LAWS3222


Accumulation of reserves 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

Research expertise keywords

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


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