Linda Bennison

    QUT Postgraduate Research Award Scholarship, Faculty of Business & Law

    Linda’s PhD research focuses on taxation and corporate legislative regimes for cooperatives. Eight in ten Australians hold cooperative or mutual membership however, this business form is poorly understood and recognised by most Australians despite contributing 8.3% of GDP. An improved understanding of how the legislative environment impacts the development of Australian cooperatives motivates this study.  Supervised by Professors Sadiq and Chapple from the School of Accountancy, the PhD is supported by a QUT Faculty of Business Research Scholarship. Prior to undertaking her studies, Linda served as Executive Officer with Soil Science Australia, Agronomy Australia and the Grassland Society of Southern Australia.