Tax a winner in Alice 


The tax office was in demand at the Alice Springs campus last Thursday evening, October 18.

More than 40 Certificate III and IV Financial Services students packed the new higher education lecture theatre to hear Mick Maslin and Tony Marriot, from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in Darwin.

The presentation was aimed at the level of bookkeepers and tax agents and gave students first hand, practical contact with the ATO which is the major agency in the tax field. 

The event was arranged by Steve Balch, a regular visiting lecturer to the Alice Springs campus, in consultation with Alice Springs-based Financial Services course co-ordinator, Mike Drew.

Mr Drew said the students were always eager to learn from external agencies.

‘The turnout was excellent and reflects the appreciation, interest and gratitude of local students towards the efforts of industry to visit the Alice Springs campus,’ he said.