Stephen Barkoczy

Stephen Barkoczy


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1996 …2024

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Professor Stephen Barkoczy has lectured, researched and practised widely in the areas of taxation, superannuation and venture capital investment law. In addition to his role at Monash, Stephen is invovlved in the regulation of the Australian Government's venture capital programs as Chair of the Innovation and Investment Committee of Industry Innovation and Science Australia. He is also a member of the International Faculty of the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, where he lectures in the Master of Laws Program in International Tax Law.

Previously, Stephen was a consultant with the law firm, Blake Dawson (now Ashurst), for over 10 years. Prior to that, he was the Australian National Tax Director of an international chartered accounting firm and worked as a solicitor in general practice. Stephen has served as Chairman of the Law Institute of Victoria's Tax and Revenue Committee and as Principal Examiner of its Tax Law Specialisation Program. He has also been involved in a number of government consultancies and reviews and held  appointments on the Venture Capital Committee of Innovation Australia, the Public Advice and Guidance Panel of the Australian Taxation Office, the Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation and the Assistant Treasurer's Rountable on Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936. 

Stephen has been a chief investigator on ARC Discovery and Linkage projects and is a former editor of the Journal of Australian Taxation. He is the author/co-author of many publications, including the following books: 

  • Foundations of Taxation Law (1st - 15th eds) 
  • Australian Taxation Law (6th - 31st eds) 
  • Australian Tax Casebook (1st - 15th eds) 
  • Core Tax Legislation and Study Guide (1st - 25th eds) 
  • Foundations of New Zealand Taxation Law (1st - 7th eds)
  • The Australian GST Guide (loose-leaf service) 
  • The Pooled Development Funds Handbook 
  • Innovation and Venture Capital Law and Policy 
  • Government Venture Capital Incentives - a Multi-Jurisdiction Comparative Analysis
  • Incentivising Angels - A Comparative Framework of Tax Incentives for Start-Up Investors.

Stephen is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, the Monash Student Association's Outstanding Teaching Award for the Faculty of Law and the Dean of Law's Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is also a recipient of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council Award for Teaching Excellence in Law. In 2008, he received the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year.


2022- : Chair, Innovation Investment Committee of Industry Innovation and Science Australia. 

2020-2022: Member, Innovation Investment Committee of Industry Innovation and Science Australia.

2016-2019: Member, Innovation Investment Committee of Innovation and Science Australia.

2016-2018: Member, Public Advice and Guidance Panel, Australian Taxation Office.

2011-2014: Member, Venture Capital Committee of Innovation Australia.

2012: Member, Expert Roundtable on Part IVA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936, Commonwealth Treasury.

1998-2010: Consultant, Blake Dawson.

2005-2008: Member, Melbourne Tax Discussion Group.

2002-2007: Member, Advisory Panel to the Board of Taxation.

1999-2006: Principal Examiner, Law Institute of Victoria, Tax Law Specialisation Program.

1997-2008: Member, Law Institute of Victoria, Tax and Revenue Committee.


Research interests


Taxation law

Superannuation law

Venture capital law

Investment law



Supervision interests

Available to supervise Honours, Masters and PhD students

Monash teaching commitment

LAW4704 Taxation law SEM1 

LAW4671 Private Investment Law SEM1

LAW4322 Advanced taxation law SEM2

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Monash)

Award Date: 30 Jun 2002

Master of Taxation Law (Monash)

Award Date: 3 Jun 1992

Bachelor of Laws (Monash)

Award Date: 7 May 1986

Bachelor of Arts (Indonesian and Malay) (Monash)

Award Date: 23 May 1984

Research area keywords

  • Taxation Law
  • Superannuation Law
  • Venture Capital Law
  • Investment Law

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