Payroll Tax – Administrative Controls


Tuesday 12 December 2023, 7:30pm AEDT

6:30 pm Queensland, 7:00 pm SA, 4:30 pm WA

AGPA Webinar

Payroll Tax – Administrative Controls


Paul Copeland, Director, William Buck

Ben Ryan, Senior Associate, Avant Law


Victoria, NSW, ACT, Queensland and South Australia are all applying precedents which allow them to charge payroll tax on medical professional fees paid to independent GPs under conventional General Practice structures.

Recognizing this as a major risk many Practices have taken the approach of removing aspects of contracts which may suggest a relationship other than a service relationship between the clinic and a tenant GP.  This may present issues for Practices in achieving clinical coverage during preferred patient hours and in other areas such as clinic accreditation.

The webinar will discuss the implications of contractual administrative controls for payroll tax exposure and the potential to expose clinics to other employment law liabilities.

Book at

Places will be limited, preference will be given to AGPA members.

For further information contact the AGPA Secretariat

Speaker Profiles are here




The 2023 AGPA AGM was held by Zoom on 16.11.2023

The notice of meeting circulated to member prior to the meeting is here.

The Chairman’s report is here

The Approved minutes from 2022 are here

The audited financial statements are here

Board Elections

Four Director positions were declared vacant : Dr Kevin Arlett and Dr Mukesh Hakerwal due to Board rotation with one third of the Board required to face re-election at any AGM, Dr Sarah lewis who was appointed as a casual vacancy during the year and Dr Brenda Murrison who resigned from the Board effective at the AGM.

The following members were elected as Directors of AGPA at the 2023 AGM:

Dr Kevin Arlett, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Dr Sarah Lewis, Dr Nicholas Tellis.

Under the AGPA constitution Diretcors are elected for a three year term subject to the Board rotation requirements.