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 Red_Ferrari
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: 10 Apr 2018 - AFR - Numbers game as losses lead to big cuts at Chartered Accountants ANZ
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: 10 Apr 2018 - AFR - Numbers game as losses lead to big cuts at Chartered Accountants ANZ

fidgetspinner wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
The CEO has gone but has the board been held to account?
It hasn't. It might happen if the entire board is removed at the AGM.
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Where are IRP Reports and IRP Review Panels website?

That's BS because the page on the CPA Australia website that I referred to was also missing and is back now. So unless they managed to have a technical glitch that selectively removed a single page from the CPA Australia website at the exact same time the other technical glitch happened then it's t...
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Report: Member Consultation Forum - Melbourne Monday 5th March
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Report: Member Consultation Forum - Melbourne Monday 5th March

Today we are also announcing that Adam Awty is leaving CPA Australia after 18 years to pursue other career opportunities. Adam has been interim CEO since June 2017. His former Chief Operating Officer Commercial role has been made redundant and he will receive a redundancy payment in accordance with...
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: The deadline for Member's resolutions is 21st March
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: The deadline for Member's resolutions is 21st March

If members wish to propose resolutions for consideration at the AGM, then members should ensure that any resolutions and any statements are proposed in compliance with the Corporations Act and the Constitution . While members will need to satisfy themselves with respect to the requirements (includi...
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Brief Update from Brett 6th Feb 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Brief Update from Brett 6th Feb 2018

How many life members are there? Wouldn't it be easier to simply get rid of this membership class. There's no way that's defamatory; as it's simply the abolition of a class of membership and affects many people, not just one ... with no grandfathering (maybe give them all FCPA status if they don't a...
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?
Replies: 16
Views: 2070

Re: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?

Peter Wilson now wants to bring in policies to silence the voice of members who disagree. What will happen at the AGM? Will the AGM be controlled to a point that you can only ask one question, about issues specifically prepared by the board and management team on a list given to members before hand...
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 11th Dec 2017 - Malley's links with Peter Wilson
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: AFR 11th Dec 2017 - Malley's links with Peter Wilson

And like another narcissist (but a very successful one), Malley labels the media coverage that led to his ouster as "fake news". Yawn. Referring to Sam Dastyari's dual sackings, Malley told Smith two Fridays back that he "haven't [sic] had one sacking. I got a payout, for the record." Say what? Her...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme
Replies: 39
Views: 5338

Re: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme

. How charming. Now we know why a couple of directors decided to stay on until NY eve before they resigned. This is what the email we received on 28.9.17 said: "To assist with business continuity, current directors Jim Dickson and Sharon Portelli will stay on the refreshed board with the nine new d...
by Red_Ferrari
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Methinks we lost the war
Replies: 29
Views: 3701

Re: Methinks we lost the war

. agree with all of the above We played a great game, but we've been snookered. The war was lost because, firstly, many members still aren't aware of what's happened or are simply apathetic (I've tracked down five CPAs in this building, and none of them could give a rats) and, secondly, none of us ...
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: What do members think of "InTheBlack" magazine?
Replies: 19
Views: 2188

Re: What do members think of "InTheBlack" magazine?

. As an accounting journal for its members (who are accountants), it has gone backwards. Compare the current content to what was in the monthly journal back in the 80s and 90s, when I actually read the thing from cover to cover. It now has nothing to do with accounting. It's all leadership (whateve...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Victorian Division Update
Replies: 6
Views: 1018

Re: CPA Victorian Division Update

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yea, looks like absolutely nothing has changed.

They continue to piss money down a drain:
presentation on "Personal Branding and Networking with Impact" ... not to mention the cocktail party for 60 people in HK.
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Interim Report and Posting Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 2643

Re: Interim Report and Posting Guide

I'll read the entire thing closer another day, but just skimming through it it's a huge disappointment: [ 1 ] no recommendation that members should been electing the board, and not the Representative Council. [ 2 ] Divisional Councils and Representative Councils still confuses me; there's no recomme...
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide
Replies: 8
Views: 1381

Re: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide

. Looks like the exodus is continuing. The board should be proud of this stunning achievement; they ought'a be congratulated. CPAs flee over expiring limited liability coverage Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand has reported high numbers of enquiries and applications from CPA members, ...
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Corporate Governance in Other Membership based Organisations
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

Re: Corporate Governance in Other Membership based Organisations

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nakedadmin wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:30 pm
She'd say she was not required by law to do or say anything.
yea, from the Dickson Playbook, as recited last week at the Senate Committee hearing:

We complied with all the [minimum] legal requirements.
by Red_Ferrari
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week

. I watched the whole thing again last night. I lost track of the number of times Dickson and Wade were unable to answer questions, and had to take them on notice. The reasons they stated for not calling an EGM and not handing out email addresses was pathetic obfuscation. Furthermore, Dickson was u...
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week

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Here's a summary of the committee hearing:

CPA board grilled in heated Senate hearing:
https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/pro ... ng-canberr
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme
Replies: 39
Views: 5338

Re: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme

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At the Senate hearing this arvo Wade kept a straight face and said it wasn''t a waste of money. It was expected,. It was a long term project which would suffer losses in its formative years. Xenophon asked them to forward a copy of their corporate plan (it's due Friday).
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week

. fair dinkum, it's hard to believe they didn't see anything wrong with anything they did, expect with one or two items and then only with the benefit of hindsight. I didn't hear any mention of why the NBL couldn't find a corporate sponsor, and had to resort to fleecing us. The explanation of the c...
by Red_Ferrari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPA, Deloitte forget to mention $1.2m in exec pay
Replies: 13
Views: 2768

Re: CPA, Deloitte forget to mention $1.2m in exec pay

.    Deloitte have denied they made a mistake! CPAA can simply start as many subsidiaries as it likes and thus by-pass/ignore the limits on directors remuneration ... and what exactly do those dudes at ASIC do? The silence from ASIC is deafening. Deloitte denies wrongdoing in CPA Australia audits by...
by Red_Ferrari
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Announcement from the Board of CPA Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 4685

Re: Announcement from the Board of CPA Australia

I wonder if this announcement, a mere two days after the Senate committee stated they would call the remaining board members, merely coincidental.

Does this mean they don't have to comply with the request? I hope not. We need to hear them being questioned.