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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 27 Oct 2022


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What GPs need to know about payroll tax

On-demand recorded 27 Oct 2022

This webinar will provide an update about the risks associate with payroll tax following recent decisions in New South Wales and Victoria.
The session will provide advice on what practice owners can do to mitigate their risks, covering key issues in determining whether GPs are employees or contractors. The webinar will also include case studies and provide advice on available supports and resources.
There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions of the presenters.

Learning outcomes

  1. Discuss why payroll tax is an emerging issue for general practice
  2. Identify areas of risk and action for practice owners and independent contractors
  3. Identify reliable sources of accurate information on payroll tax to help attendees with their decision making

This event is part of Improving the sustainability of your practice. Events in this series are:


Dr Emil Djakic
Chair – RACGP Business Sustainability Working Group

Emil is a practice owner in north-west Tasmania. He is Deputy Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Funding and Health System Reform (REC-FHSR) and Chair of the RACGP’s Business Sustainability Working Group. He was also Chair of the Australian General Practice Network until 2012. Emil is passionate about working with GPs to maintain practice viability.


Dr Michael Wright
Chair, RACGP Expert Committee, Funding and Health System Reform

Dr Michael Wright is a GP and health economics researcher. Dr Wright is Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee, Funding and Health System Reform and Deputy Chair Person of the NSW and ACT Faculty Council. Currently working part-time in general practice in Woollahra, Sydney, Dr Wright has previously been employed in the UK National Health Service, been a practice owner, a salaried GP and GP contractor. Michael’s research interests include investigating the value of continuity of care in Australian general practice (the subject of his PhD), and funding reforms to the Australian health system. As well as being a busy GP and RACGP Fellow, Dr Wright holds many other roles in the health system including a research position at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE) at the University of Technology, Sydney and Chair of the Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network (CESPHN).

Paul Copeland
Business Advisory Director (Head of Health Services for William Buck Group)

Paul Copeland is a Chartered Accountant and Director at William Buck Accountants & Advisors in Queensland. With over 25 years’ experience working with clients in all industries, Paul has extensive knowledge in relation to the Medical and Dental industries, covering all areas of general and specialist practices, assisting them with their accounting, tax and business advisory requirements. Paul is a sought-after advisor and presenter, and William Buck QLD is arguably the most recognised and experienced firm in Queensland in the medical industry.

Belinda Hudson
Business Advisory Director, William Buck

Belinda has extensive knowledge in relation to the medical and allied health industries covering all areas of general and specialist practices. In addition, Belinda provides advice in tax planning, service trusts, income tax and wealth creation strategies for individual practitioners as well as their practices. Belinda is a regular presenter for a number of medical associations as well as authoring relevant articles for various journals.



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