Merry Christmas to Peter Wilson. When it was suggested that Peter Wilson should be independent of the old board so that we can have a fresh start Peter responded with "That's your issue". Summary of the meeting here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=594
A good summary of where we are up to by Joe Aston of the AFR, linked to from here: viewtopic.php?f=5&p=4137#p4137
If you are new to this website read the story so far: viewtopic.php?t=321#p1793
Check out some of the AFR articles, too many to list and check out some of the ABC reports: http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 215-h055ej http://www.afr.com/business/accounting/ ... 211-h02x1d http://www.abc.net.au/news/programs/the ... s,/8626662
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by JJF
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: Jen Dalitz
Topic: My letter to the Board re Malley termination
Replies: 36
Views: 11150

Re: My letter to the Board re Malley termination

Brilliant letters from Jen and Sandra!!!

Surely its now time for an EGM to allow members to decide on how CPAA moves forward?
by JJF
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CEO terminated effective today!
Replies: 131
Views: 29422

Re: CEO terminated effective today!

Agree, next is the rest of the Board, both COOs.

Plus all the marketing expenditure must now cease - no more paid spots on 2GB or Weekend Today or In Conversation.

Direct election of Board members so our organisation is never captured again by a select few.
by JJF
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CEO terminated effective today!
Replies: 131
Views: 29422

Re: CEO terminated effective today!

$4.9 million payout for a not for profit organisation is outrageous!!!
by JJF
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 22nd June - Matt Kean was right: Alex Malley loses CPA Australia's limited liability
Replies: 22
Views: 7266

Re: AFR 22nd June - Matt Kean was right: Alex Malley loses CPA Australia's limited liability

She's obviously enjoyed watching In Conversation and felt Henry Winklers life story was really helpful in her role in the accounting world!

Talk about biased and conflicted!!
by JJF
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 21 June - Victorian CPAs could lose legal indemnity
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: AFR 21 June - Victorian CPAs could lose legal indemnity

As long as the "LinkedIn Influencer" can get enough "celebrities" for the next season of In Conversation then everything will be fine!
by JJF
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 22nd June - Matt Kean was right: Alex Malley loses CPA Australia's limited liability
Replies: 22
Views: 7266

Re: AFR 22nd June - Matt Kean was right: Alex Malley loses CPA Australia's limited liability

Maybe if the "LinkedIn Influencer" focussed on assisting members instead of his media profile we would not be in this mess!
by JJF
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017
Replies: 10
Views: 3453

Re: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017

Brilliant letter Andrew!!!

Dixon and the remaining Directors will run for cover.
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Does the review panel pass the independence test??
Replies: 12
Views: 4332

Re: Does the review panel pass the independence test??

That argument by Bowen is total rubbish!! When members ask about the book, the CPA rushes to tell us that Malley gets no benefit and CPAA gets all the royalties. But when it comes to selling the book to the public, Malley claims it all as his with no mention of CPAA. You can't have it both ways. If ...
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: NBL Sponsorship
Replies: 21
Views: 5874

Re: NBL Sponsorship

Sponsorships directly linked to our organisation and profession through universities (within reason) are one thing but sporting sponsorships are a totally inappropriate use of members funds.

Once we remove the existing "Board" and "Executives", all sporting sponsorships need to be cancelled!!
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: NBL Sponsorship
Replies: 21
Views: 5874

Re: NBL Sponsorship

all these sponsorships are a disgrace!!!

What's the bet CPA has a corporate box with the Rabbitohs for the "executives"?
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Does the review panel pass the independence test??
Replies: 12
Views: 4332

Re: Does the review panel pass the independence test??

Just curious how you give back to the accounting profession by endorsing a book?

Talk about conflicted!!! (almost as bad as Professions Australia)

We need a review independent of the Board and "executive"- isn't that the role of ASIC?
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: The head of the 'independent' review of the CPA once wrote a glowing endorsement of the CEO he is investigating
Replies: 13
Views: 3448

Re: The head of the 'independent' review of the CPA once wrote a glowing endorsement of the CEO he is investigating

And why would they have a position on the internal operations of CPAA anyway?

Unless of course there is some undisclosed association that goes beyond being a mere paid up member?
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: The head of the 'independent' review of the CPA once wrote a glowing endorsement of the CEO he is investigating
Replies: 13
Views: 3448

Re: The head of the 'independent' review of the CPA once wrote a glowing endorsement of the CEO he is investigating

So I take it that CPAA funds Professions Australia? Of course then, on that basis they would have no problems with the independence of the review! I'm surprised they didn't lecture members as to how amazing the "LinkedIn influencer" is! CPAA is effectively their customer. Who cares what Professions ...
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: NBL Sponsorship
Replies: 21
Views: 5874

Re: NBL Sponsorship

The most important question is how this sponsorship benefitted members?


It obviously didn't have much of an impact on member numbers unless of course you are a "LinkedIn Influencer" where 1+1=5!!!
by JJF
Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: What are the next steps? 12th June 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 10101

Re: What are the next steps? 12th June 2017

Dickson mentioned in his missive that there would be "feedback" sessions at the divisional offices with representatives of the Board present.

Does anyone know when that is happening?
by JJF
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 19 June 2017 - Alex Malley's great mistake: taking the money and the fame
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: AFR 19 June 2017 - Alex Malley's great mistake: taking the money and the fame

Maybe he could "interview" Angus Huston and Ian McPhee about corporate governance?
by JJF
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 19 June 2017 - Alex Malley's great mistake: taking the money and the fame
Replies: 9
Views: 2522

Re: AFR 19 June 2017 - Alex Malley's great mistake: taking the money and the fame

Ouch!! Great article. Since the rights of members to directly elect Directors has been taken away from us, we have been stuck with this clique of former academics who treat us with contempt by their actions. It should be up to members the direction CPAA takes and the Board should reflect our views. ...
by JJF
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: All members are welcome to say what they think. I think.
Replies: 20
Views: 5027

Re: All members are welcome to say what they think. I think.

JFA, I think you need to put this site into perspective. Its a website not a court of law!!!! Members who have the right to express an opinion about the organisation they are members of have raised legitimate concerns and have been prevented from raising those concerns through other channels. More t...
by JJF
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: A couple of new AFR articles
Replies: 5
Views: 1904

Re: A couple of new AFR articles

Why was the release not sent out to all members as well?

I'm guessing they have already written up the findings - all good at CPAA, proceed to the next series of the "In Conversation" with Alex Malley

Talk about trashing a brand!!!