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Dr Alison Pavlovich LLM (Hons), BCom, LLB, PhD in Law, CA

Senior Lecturer

School of Accountancy

Alison Pavlovich is a tax specialist, undertaking both research, writing and teaching across a range of interests within the tax discipline.

Prior to joining academia, Alison worked as a tax adviser both within public practice and in industry. Alison's past employers include KPMG and Shell International.


Contact details

  • Ph: extn. 83939
    Location: 2.17, Business Studies Central
    Campus: Turitea


  • Master in Laws with First Class Honours - University of Auckland (2014)
  • Bachelor of Commerce - University of Auckland (1993)
  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Auckland (1993)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Specialisation in Law - University of Auckland (2022)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Full) (1996)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Taxation, international tax.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Law (180100): Law And Legal Studies (180000): Taxation Law (180125)


Taxation, internstional tax

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

Media and Links


  • 30 May 2019 - Online
    We deserve better on tax
    Comment for The Spinoff
  • 26 Nov 2020 - Radio
    Proposed extension to "brightline test"
    Interview with NewsHub on extension to Brightline test on property transations.
  • 23 Aug 2018 - Television, Online
    GST on fruit and vegetables
    Interview for report into GST on fruit and vegetables
  • 20 May 2021 - Online
    No significant tax changes, but we need them
  • 20 May 2021 - Online
    A budget has two sides....
  • 20 Feb 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Interview with NBR regarding TWG report
  • 19 Mar 2019 - Online
    Circumventing tax laws will damage our democracy
  • 12 Mar 2019 - Television, Radio
    Eric Watson's Cullen Group loses tax avoidance cas
    Interview for the AM Show on radio and television
  • 09 Apr 2019 - Newspaper
    Comment: The point being missed in the capital gai
    Opinion editorial in New Zealand Herald
  • 07 Apr 2021 - Online
    Capital gains tax by stealth?
    Media article
  • 06 Mar 2019 - Online
    Capital gains tax: Why the proposals could mean ta
    Online newspaper
  • 05 Mar 2019 - Online
    Why a proposed capital gains tax could mean tax cu
    Online newspaper article