Professor Kerrie Sadiq

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Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy

Personal details


Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy


Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Dr of Philosophy (Deakin University)
  • LLM (Queensland University of Technology)
  • LLB (IIA Hons) (University of Queensland)
  • B Com (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

Professional Qualifications and Memberships

Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA),

CPA Australia Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), Tax Institute (Australia)

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD designation)

Barrister, Supreme Court of Queensland (admitted 1992) Life Member Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA)

Significant Positions and Roles

Chair, Tax Institute Education Quality Assurance Board (Deputy Chair 2015 – 2019; Chair 2020 - current)

Editor, Australian Tax Review ABDC = A (2015 – Current)

Research Director, School of Accountancy, QUT (2013 – 2016, 2018)

QUT Business School Faculty Board (Member) (2015 - 2019) Office of State Revenue Public Rulings Advisory Panel (Member) (Qld) (2016 – Current)

Australian Business Deans Council Interim Journal Review (Committee Member and Lead of Business and Tax Law Discipline) (2016)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Australian Taxation (2014 – current)

Editorial Board Member, Accounting Research Journal (2014 – current) Chair, CTA Queensland Committee, Tax Institute (2012-2014)

Australian Business Deans Council Journal Review (Panel Member) (2013)

President, Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) (2007-2008)


Professor Kerrie Sadiq has over 25 years experience teaching experience, with a special interest in taxation subjects. Taxation law can be an incredibly complex subject to absorb, particularly when time is limited. Kerrie's focus is on ensuring her teaching brings much needed clarity to this area of accounting and law. She has coordinated both large and small subjects, teaching business and law students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Kerrie has taught a wide range of subjects including:

  • Introduction to Taxation
  • Advanced Taxation Principles
  • Business Taxation
  • International Taxation: Policy and Principles
  • Tax Avoidance

Kerrie's dedication to the field of tax education extends beyond the classroom. She is the lead author on one of Australia's leading educational texts in the field. Principles of Taxation Law, designed specifically for business students, is now in its 13th Edition and is read by thousands of business students each year. Accompanying this text, is Kerrie's book entitled Australian Tax Law Cases, a study aid for commerce and tax students, and the co-authored Fundamental Tax Legislation. Kerrie has taught at Australian and international universities, including Canada and New Zealand.  In 2015, she was awarded a prestigious Erskine Fellowship by the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.  Teaching excellence has been recognized over the years with Teaching Excellence awards in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.


Selected publications

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Current supervisions

  • Digital Economy Taxation Using the Concept of User Participation
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bastian Breitmayer
  • Superannuation Member Disengagement and Fund Efficiency: The Impact of the Fees and Costs Section in Superannuation Fund Product Disclosure Statements
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bronwyn McCredie
  • From Survivorship to Sustainability? The Role of Federal Government Support for the Arts Sector
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bronwyn McCredie
  • How does the Australian regulatory environment influence the decision to adopt a distributing cooperative?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ellie Chapple
  • Administrator's Role in Mitigating Tax Complexity for Individual Users
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Gavin Nicholson