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 cpasteve
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Failure of the IRP Final Report - No accountability or responsibility
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Failure of the IRP Final Report - No accountability or responsibility

I spoke to the IPA this week, they are offering a similar pathway across from CPA as the ICAA is and waiving the new member fee etc..

I'll be staying with CPA for another year and probably switching to ICAA or IPA before my next renewal is due.
by cpasteve
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 37
Views: 5269

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

That's horrible Andcor. How disheartening. Keep your chin up.
by cpasteve
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway

It would suck to go through the headache of changing teams then get it all done and pick up the AFR on the way into the office and see the ICAA/IPA/NTAA CEO on the front page in a compromising position with Fonzie, then have to change again. I imagine the other bodies are conducting their own intern...
by cpasteve
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Re: Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway

So much difference on the emphasis on communication and membership involvement. The doozy was asked if they had CPA's marketing budget what would you spend $36M? "I would slash it, quarantine the funds get the brightest tax brains in a room to come up with policy and consult with members." One wond...
by cpasteve
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway
Replies: 12
Views: 805

Accountants Daily Podcast with IPA CEO Andrew Conway

He says all the right things to attract disgruntled CPA members. Well worth the listen.

https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/pod ... _content=1
by cpasteve
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: What do members think of "InTheBlack" magazine?
Replies: 11
Views: 901

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

When they gave free CPD hours (1.5 hours per month) for doing an online test on the magazine I read it (skimmed for the answers), but since they started charging for that I haven't taken it out of the plastic. Although I do try to read the InPractice when it comes.
by cpasteve
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Interim Report and Posting Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Re: Interim Report and Posting Guide

I question whether member numbers and growth should even be a KPI, and should it perhaps be member satisfaction that's measured. I'd rather be part of an organisation with 10,000 members and getting or seeing something worthwhile for my membership $$. To quote the great Kevin Costner, if you build i...
by cpasteve
Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Interim Report and Posting Guide
Replies: 22
Views: 1540

Re: Interim Report and Posting Guide

Well I have only just skimmed through it, will delve in more over the coming days, but initial feelings are of disappointment and frustration. I get that they have to use "management language" and can't just say it like it is, but seems like they've missed the point, maybe that's due to the terms of...
by cpasteve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Need to build the fighting fund. 25th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Need to build the fighting fund. 25th June 2017

Sorry, I didn't realise it had been asked and answered already. Alienating segments of our profession doesn't help though, we're all in this together, even tax agents. Thank you chuck_meister for clearing that up in a respectful manner. Agreed, the most important thing is that Brett and the others c...
by cpasteve
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Need to build the fighting fund. 25th June 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1067

Re: Need to build the fighting fund. 25th June 2017

Without dragging this too off topic, but anyone willing to comment on the tax deductibility of contributions to the fighting fund? Not as a donation, but as a genuine work related/business expense to continue to maintain our incomes as professional accountants. Coming up to the end of June this migh...
by cpasteve
Mon May 29, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Week that Was 26th May 2017 We are Waiting
Replies: 2
Views: 748

Re: Week that Was 26th May 2017 We are Waiting

Assume Deloittes is doing the audit on the remuneration report. Wonder if they could disclose if they've even received it yet? Anyone have any contacts at Deloittes?
by cpasteve
Mon May 29, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: Messages of support and positive feedback
Replies: 28
Views: 3414

Re: Messages of support and positive feedback

I'd forgotten about the defamation lawsuit. That was a bit of a fail wasn't it. I think both sides claimed victory. Did CPAA manage win their costs back, or was it another possible waste of our membership $$?
by cpasteve
Wed May 24, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Chance to quiz the ringmaster
Replies: 61
Views: 6815

Re: Chance to quiz the ringmaster

One wonders whether CPAA purchased our dear leaders image, and for how much. My image is worth little, but even I wouldn't sign it over to my employer for nothing. Does it show on the CPAA balance sheet? One wonders if, even if CPAA elaborate on the remuneration, there aren't other payments to indiv...
by cpasteve
Fri May 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPA Top Brass Over paid? ABC Report
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: CPA Top Brass Over paid? ABC Report

JJF only issue is that most of the dirt (if any) will probably come out here and in other media (AFR etc) as it happens so 4 corners or similar won't be able to "break" the story like the Panama Papers or the greyhound story, but it's good to know they're sniffing around. That might be enough for a ...
by cpasteve
Fri May 19, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPA Top Brass Over paid? ABC Report
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: CPA Top Brass Over paid? ABC Report

Good to see on ABC yesterday night. Now imagine if this could be extended into a four corners report. Wouldn't it be interesting to have an professional investigative journalist to dig deeper? I have heard that a Walkley Award winning 4 Corners journalist has been keenly following this issue and is...