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CF&P Foundation Press Release, October 17, 2005

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation

For Immediate Release
Monday, October 17, 2005

Center for Freedom and Prosperity Co-Hosts
Tax Competition Roundtable in Australia

Washington, DC (Monday, October 17, 2005) Today, the Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation (CF&P) announced a Tax Competition Conference to be held in Melbourne, Australia on Monday, November 14th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Langham Hotel. Co-hosted by Australia's Centre for Independent Studies and the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, the conference will focus on the virtues of tax competition and explore the adverse consequences of tax harmonization. The Conference deliberately precedes the OECD's Global Forum on International Tax Policy that starts the next day.

The Conference is designed to promote discussion and understanding about tax competition issues -- particularly the OECD's persecution of low-tax jurisdictions and the negative impact of tax harmonization on the global economy. The event will also  give non-OECD policy makers useful information as they prepare to meet with the OECD.

The Conference is bringing together leading international tax experts from the United States and Australia to discuss how best to preserve tax competition, financial privacy, and fiscal sovereignty. An OECD representative has been invited to participate in the event.

The OECD will convene their Global Forum in Melbourne (November 15 & 16) in part to convince targeted non-OECD jurisdictions that there is a "level playing field" between them and the 30 OECD countries, notwithstanding the fact that numerous OECD member nations do not share information with foreign tax authorities.

This is the sixth conference that CF&P has held to coincide with an OECD Global Tax Forum. Previous conferences have been held in Barbados, London, Paris, Ottawa and Berlin. 

CF&P's Tax Competition Conference

    Event: Tax Competition: The Adverse Impact of Harmonization

    Date: Monday, November 14, 2005

    Location: Alto Room, Langham Hotel
                       Melbourne, Australia

    Time: 3.00 for 3.30 p.m. start to 6 p.m. (reception to follow)

    RSVP: For further details or to register your interest please email
              or call CIS on (+612) 9438 4377.
                   (Also, you can contact CF&P at 202-285-0244 or e-mail


Conference Speakers

    Dr. Dan Mitchell
    McKenna Senior Fellow in Political Economy
    The Heritage Foundation, USA

    Mr. Andrew Quinlan
    President and Co-founder
    Center for Freedom and Prosperity, USA

    Dr. Richard Rahn
    Adjunct Scholar
    Cato Institute, USA

    Mr. Sinclair Davidson
    Associate Professor
    RMIT University, Australia

    Prof. Terry Dwyer
    Visiting Fellow
    Australian National University
    National Centre for Development Studies

    Dr. Alex Robson
    Lecturer in Economics
    Australian National University



Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation
P.O. Box 10882
Alexandria, Virginia 22310
Phone: 202-285-0244

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