Associate Professor Ian Murray

Started at UWA: 2011

Community-focused legal researcher and teacher

Being able to work with and for the benefit of purpose-driven organisations is constantly inspiring.Dr Ian Murray

Dr Ian Murray is an experienced legal practitioner and academic, advising on not-for-profit issues and on resource and energy issues across Australia. He also has practical experience in the regulatory and governance issues faced by not-for-profits, as a not-for-profit board member including chairperson for over five years and as an in-house lawyer at UWA.

Dr Murray's research projects have included:

  • The intergenerational implications of asset accumulation by not-for-profits
  • Outsourcing of government functions to not-for-profits
  • Development of analytical tools to review Indigenous asset management structures

Supervisor opportunities

Dr Murray has been a higher degree by research supervisor since 2012 in the topics of:

  • Self-managed superannuation fund taxation regulatory reform
  • The influence of religiosity on tax morale in Indonesia
  • The time at which expenditure should be recognised for tax purposes

He has also supervised numerous charity law and tax law honours theses. To discuss supervision opportunities with Dr Murray, contact him using the details below.

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UWA Faculty Teaching Award: Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2017

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Testimony to WA Legislative Council Legislative Committee resulted in changes to WA tax laws for charities

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Director, Charity Law Association of Australia and New Zealand and Law Council of Australia NFPs and Charity Law Committee Member

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Murdoch University School of Law Recognition of Services Award for teaching, 2010



Rio Tinto

  • Indigenous benefits management structures review project

Law Society of Western Australia

  • Family Violence and Property Disputes


BHP Billiton

  • Indigenous benefits management structures review project


Contact Dr Ian Murray

If you are looking for a supervisor and are interested in charity law or taxation, contact Dr Murray.