Episode 2

Thanks for all the positive feedback on Episode 1 – we may have hit a nerve!  One point I often make in presentations is that, as we all get better at statutory interpretation, so our technical decision-making will improve also – it’s unavoidable.  Interpretation, however, almost invariably does not involve some singular bright shining answer just awaiting our discovery1.  The process is far more subtle, more sophisticated and, most importantly, more creative!  This is explained more in the box about ‘constructional choices’ (below).  Please enjoy!

Gordon Brysland – Tax Counsel Network

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Special thanks to Braden Powell, Julie Coates and John Larocque.

1 Hayne J (2006) 32 Monash University Law Review 223 (at 229).