Professor Michael Blissenden

Professor Michael Blissenden

PROFESSOR,
School of Law

Biography

 Professor Michael Blissenden teaches in the area of Taxation Law.

He has received many teaching awards for his contribution to student learning and, in particular, in relation to the use of stories and storytelling in the classroom.

He has published extensively in national and international journals dealing with teaching pedagogy and also in relation to taxation law

This information has been contributed by Professor Blissenden.

Qualifications

  • LLM University of Sydney
  • GDipTaxLaw Riverina - Murray Institute of Higher Education
  • LLB University of New South Wales
  • BA University of New South Wales

Awards

  • ALTC Teaching Excellence Award 2010-10-20
  • ALTC Citation Outstanding contribution to teaching 2009-10-22
  • VC Teaching Excellence Award 2010-12-10

Interests

  • Teaching methods, Pedagogy, Taxation Law

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law

Committees

  • Deputy Dean (International and Operations)
  • Deputy Dean

Contact

Email: M.Blissenden@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9399
Mobile:
Location: EK.G.21
Parramatta
Website:

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Publications

Journal Articles

  • Blissenden, M. (2016), 'High Court decides on retention of amounts to cover tax - clarity for liquidators, agents and trustees?', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 3, no 1 , pp 11 - 14.
  • Blissenden, M. (2016), 'Law student learning, storytelling and student device initiatives', Athens Journal of Law, vol 2, no 3 , pp 127 - 136.
  • Blissenden, M. (2016), 'Self-education expenses landscape : the ongoing need for clarity', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 3, no 7 , pp 135 - 139.
  • Blissenden, M. (2015), 'The income tax and CGT consequences of property disposals', Taxation in Australia, vol 49, no 7 , pp 385 - 387.
  • Blissenden, M. (2015), 'The lecture method is dead : legal learning in the 21st century and teaching with technology', Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, vol 8, no 1 , pp 15 - 19.
  • Blissenden, M. (2015), 'The Gashi case : limited review options for taxpayers in Pt IVC proceeedings', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 2, no 2 , pp 23 - 25.
  • Blissenden, M. (2015), 'Potential CGT traps for land development through the use of a trust by joint venturers', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 2, no 5 , pp 103 - 106.
  • Blissenden, M. (2015), 'Teaching undergraduate law students in the 21st century : pedagogy in a technological era', Athens Journal of Law, vol 1, no 3 , pp 213 - 220.
  • Blissenden, M., Kenny, P. and Villios, S. (2015), 'Characterising expenditure as revenue or capital : is the distinction becoming clearer?', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 2, no 9-10 , pp 192 - 194.
  • Villios, S., Blissenden, M. and Kenny, P. (2015), 'Are changes to negative gearing in Australian imminent?', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 2, no 9-10 , pp 195 - 199.
  • Kenny, P., Blissenden, M. and Villios, S. (2015), 'Residency and Australians working overseas : can be an expensive lesson in tax Law', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 2, no 9-10 , pp 188 - 191.
  • Kenny, P., McLaren, H., Blissenden, M. and Villios, S. (2015), 'Improving the students' tax experience : a team-based learning approach for undergraduate accounting students', Journal of the Australasian Tax teachers Association, vol 10, no 1 , pp 43 - 65.
  • Kenny, P. and Blissenden, M. (2014), 'The $6 million net asset value test for small business', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 1, no 3 , pp 58 - 63.
  • Blissenden, M., Kenny, P., Villios, S. and Xynas, L. (2014), 'Self-education expenses : some thoughts for taxpayers and their advisers', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 1, no 4 , pp 80 - 82.
  • Xynas, L., Blissenden, M., Villios, S. and Kenny, P. (2014), 'Allowable deductions, cost base of CGT assets and the GAAR : a minefiled for taxpayers and their advisers', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 1, no 5 , pp 94 - 98.
  • Blissenden, M. (2014), 'The income-capital distinction and how it applies to property development', Taxation in Australia, vol 49, no 5 , pp 258 - 260.
  • Villios, S., Xynas, L., Kenny, P. and Blissenden, M. (2014), 'Reducing the company tax rate and abolishing the MRRT : a step forward or back?', Australian Tax Law Bulletin, vol 1, no 6-10 , pp 109 - 115.
  • Blissenden, M. (2013), 'Deductions for education expenses : a revamped landscape for taxpayers and their advisers', Taxation in Australia, vol 48, no 2 , pp 94 - 95.
  • Clarke, S. and Blissenden, M. (2013), 'Assessing student group work : is there a right way to do it?', The Law Teacher, vol 47, no 3 , pp 368 - 381.
  • Blissenden, M. (2013), 'Legislating ATO practice : the good and the bad for practitioners', Taxation in Australia, vol 48, no 6 , pp 332 - 333.
  • Blissenden, M., Clarke, S. and Strevens, C. (2012), 'Developing online legal communities', International Journal of Law and Management , vol 54, no 2 , pp 153 - 164.
  • Blissenden, M. and Newlyn, D. (2012), 'Tax law teaching : the move from traditional models of curriculum to productive authentic forms', Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, vol 5, no 1&2 , pp 1 - 10.
  • Blissenden, M. (2011), 'Accessing CGT concessions for the disposal of an active asset: rent or occupancy fee?', Taxation in Australia, vol 45, no 7 , pp 425 - 426.
  • Blissenden, M. (2011), 'GST cross-border services transactions and the connection with Australia', Taxation in Australia, vol 45, no 11 , pp 676 - 677.
  • Blissenden, M. and Newlyn, D. (2011), 'Tax law curriculum : implications of formal curriculum theory to practice', Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, vol 4, no No 1 and 2 , pp 147 - 155.
  • Maples, A. and Blissenden, M. (2010), 'The proposed client-accountant tax privilege in Australia: How does it sit with the common law doctrine of legal professional privilege?', Australian Tax Review, vol 39, no 1 , pp 20 - 38.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'Utilising modern technology to assist communication processes for higher education student group work', Ubiquitous Learning, vol 2, no 1 , pp 105 - 109.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'The emerging use of the teaching methodology of storytelling in the law curriculum and its possible role in producing successful law graduates', The International Journal of Learning, vol 17, no 2 , pp 313 - 320.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'The emerging use of storytelling as an alternative teaching methodology to the appellate case law method', Nottingham Law Journal, vol 19, no 1 , pp 12 - 21.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'Tax administration issues arising from Bamford - Examining the approach by the ATO', Taxation in Australia, vol 45, no 1 , pp 25 - 27.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'The minerals resource rent tax and the erosion of property rights issues for the mining industry', Taxation in Australia, vol 45, no 2 , pp 92 - 94.
  • Blissenden, M. (2010), 'Legislative reforms in the objection and review procedures : the need to go further', Taxation in Australia, vol 45, no 3 , pp 148 - 150.
  • Blissenden, M. (2009), 'Using the world wide web to facilitate student learning and engagement in taxation law', The International Journal of Learning, vol 16, no 2 , pp 55 - 62.
  • Blissenden, M. (2009), 'The world wide web as a stimulant for the use of technology to teach law', Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, vol 1, no 4 , pp 41 - 46.
  • Blissenden, M. (2008), 'A reflection on the use of mentoring of early career academics to improve teaching and learning', The International Journal of Learning, vol 15 , pp 133 - 135.
  • Blissenden, M. (2008), 'Information gathering by the Commissioner : does it matter whether your advisor is a lawyer or accountant? : the impact of the White Industries case', Journal of Australasian Law Teachers Association, vol 1, no 1-2 , pp 345 - 351.
  • Blissenden, M. (2007), 'Using Storytelling as a Teaching Model in a Law School: The Experience in an Australian Context', The Law Teacher, vol 41, no 3 , pp 260 - 274.
  • Blissenden, M. (2007), 'Service-Learning and Staff Development: A two-way mirror of reflection', Alternative Law Journal, vol 1 , pp 47 - 52.
  • Blissenden, M. (2006), 'Assessment in the Law Service Learning Arena: An application to the area of Revenue Law', The Law Teacher, vol 40, no 2 , pp 173 - 194.
  • Blissenden, M. (2006), 'Taxation of trust income under Div 6: A reflection on Justice Hill's contribution', Australian Tax Review, vol 35 , pp 262 - 273.
  • Blissenden, M. (2006), 'Service Learning: An Example of Experiential Education in the area of Taxation Law', Legal Education Review, vol 16, no 1-2 , pp 183 - 193.
  • Blissenden, M. (2002), 'Procedural Fairness and Non- Assessing Decisions of the Federal Commissioner of Taxation', Journal of Australian taxation, vol 5 , pp 466 - 484.

Conference Papers

  • Blissenden, M. (2007), 'Legal Education Today: Teaching to Actively Engage Law Students - New approaches to the use of decided cases', Law and Public Policy: Taming the Unruly Horse? 62nd (ALTA) Annual Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia.
  • Blissenden, M. (2006), 'The Business of Primary Production in Australia - The need for a consolidated taxing regime', 5th Annual Global Conference on Environmental Taxation: Issues, Experiences and Potential, Pavia, Italy.
  • Freeland, S. and Blissenden, M. (2003), 'The International Criminal Court: Politics, Justice and Impunity', International Governance and Institutions: What significance for international law, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Sutton-Brady, M. and Blissenden, M. (2002), 'The Changing face of Australian Financial Planning-the role of relationships-a case study', 18th IMP Conference, Dijon France.

Supervision

Professor Blissenden is available to be a principal supervisor for doctoral projects

Current Supervision

Title: Restorative Justice: its Effectiveness in Addressing School Bullying
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Title: China's Way to Carbon Emissions Reduction: The Choice of Regulatory Instruments and its Legal Challenges
Field of Research: LAW; POLICY STUDIES; ECONOMICS
Thesis: China's Way to Carbon Emissions Reduction: The Choice of Regulatory Instruments and its Legal Challenges

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