Dr Julianne Jaques is a commercial barrister specialising in taxation and has over 25 years’ experience as a taxation professional. She maintains chambers in both Melbourne and Sydney and has appeared in all higher Federal, Victorian and New South Wales courts.
Dr Jaques is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser. She holds bachelor degrees in economics and law from Monash University and a Doctorate in Juridical Science from the University of Melbourne. Her doctoral thesis was on corporate taxation.
Formerly a solicitor with Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and an accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Dr Jaques was also a senior tax adviser to the Federal Government during the GST and business tax reforms of 1999 to 2001 when she worked extensively on tax policy.
Dr Jaques is a part-time member of the Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority and the Tax Practitioners Board.
The Treasurer appointed Dr Jaques as Acting Chair of the Board from 11 July 2019 to 10 January 2020.
Dr Jaques was appointed Senior Counsel on 1 October 2020.