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 Wendy Shelton
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Alex on 2GB today! having a good old laugh
Replies: 15
Views: 3314

Re: Alex on 2GB today! having a good old laugh

In the interview Alex says he executed the strategy as per the Board and the rep council. So it is actually not his fault !!! At the 2015 AGM Graeme Wade was quick to defend Alex when a member dared to question the lack of detail on the high salaries. I recall Graeme saying the board asked Alex to ...
by Wendy Shelton
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Saturday Extra - ABC Radio National
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Saturday Extra - ABC Radio National

I am looking forward to hearing the tone of the reporting. Are we still a disgruntled minority or is there a systemic problem and the issues we have highlighted at CPA Australia are the tip of the iceberg regarding lack of accountability in the not-for-profit sector? At last some information is star...
by Wendy Shelton
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Chris Catto
Topic: A Path For CPA Renewal - s249D Call for Members meeting and next steps
Replies: 36
Views: 9686

Re: A Path For CPA Renewal - s249D Call for Members meeting and next steps

We all have been apathetic and disinterested but those who were in positions of any form of representative position (divisions, committees etc) should have been more aware than the rest of us. Their silence up until the last week or is very telling to me. I think the pro-Malley support cast runs pr...
by Wendy Shelton
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: With the sacking of Alex Malley, Australia’s biggest content marketing experiment has failed
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: With the sacking of Alex Malley, Australia’s biggest content marketing experiment has failed

It was always a waste. I'm not sure what it achieved. Perhaps a high number of student members. But once we find out the membership split between ASA and CPA we could make a more informed decision if it was working. I think it was not working anyway, membership growth is simply not that large and i...
by Wendy Shelton
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Something Odd About Member Numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: Something Odd About Member Numbers

Having not read the report, are those exam sits the number of members who sat at least one exam during the year, or is it the annual number of completed exam papers? I ask as most members would do two subjects per year effectively making two exam sits per member ie 2017 target of 62,000 would resul...
by Wendy Shelton
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Something Odd About Member Numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Re: Something Odd About Member Numbers

I know I am going back over old territory looking at member numbers again but this time my focus is on the published CPA program exam numbers. Afterall, they reflect the strategic goal of securing the next generation of talent, something we seemed to hear a lot about over the past few years. Please ...
by Wendy Shelton
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Calling meeting of Members
Replies: 13
Views: 3106

Re: Calling meeting of Members

We need to get clarity on the Member numbers 155,000 is supposed to be it . But how many Associates ? ( they have no vote ) And if the number is 5% of voting members then more like 5000 needed . But I am sure this with come out in not two distant future if we keep the pressure on our councils. CPA ...
by Wendy Shelton
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates
Replies: 58
Views: 13145

Re: ABC - Entry exams and fail rates

These articles suggest that CPA entry exams are a money making scheme. It basically suggesting it's like the tafe and RTO providers that suck people in who have no chance of passing and just leave them with a debt. Fail rates are between 27% to 56% and it costs more that $6,000 in total to do the e...
by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Australia member numbers
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Re: CPA Australia member numbers

Hi Time4Change, Member numbers seem to vary depending on where you look. They are still over 160,000 in the About Us section: Member Numbers About Us.PNG I haven't heard of any clarification of member numbers after Alex Malley declared that CPA Australia stood by the numbers that don't add up on the...
by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 22 June - As CPA tries to be more open, members plan $80,000 legal fund
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: AFR 22 June - As CPA tries to be more open, members plan $80,000 legal fund

The "Find a CPA" function reappeared on the CPA Australia website this week, although is only partially working. Clearly a façade; a "hey, we're trying to fix it", while keeping the key part broken. [/quote] CPA Australia may be having some major IT issues. Whether or not the Find a CPA functionali...
by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 22nd June - Matt Kean was right: Alex Malley loses CPA Australia's limited liability
Replies: 22
Views: 6274

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

Penny Egan was one of the many who endorsed The Naked CEO. This comes from the preview of the book on the Amazon website:
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by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: All members are welcome to say what they think. I think.
Replies: 20
Views: 4311

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

Please, let's remain professional and respectful of each other. We have a bigger cause to look after. Everyone is welcome to have an opinion and we respect their opinion. Our main goal is to tackle the real issue at CPA and ensure we regain our association. We are all members of the association and...
by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: The Naked Webmaster
Topic: The Naked CEO book review by The Naked Webmaster - Prologue
Replies: 24
Views: 7153

Re: Prologue

Hi nakedadmin!

Have you seen this youtube review of The Naked CEO? It appears that you are not the only reader to be critical of its content :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXjBtXkAWng
by Wendy Shelton
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Quorum
Replies: 18
Views: 4364

Re: Quorum

Hi Stomper, I think you might have taken your screen shot from the section on Meetings of Members. Meetings of Directors start at s.57. s.57(J) states: Until otherwise determined by the Board, a quorum for a Board meeting is 6 Member Directors entitled to vote on a resolution that may be proposed at...
by Wendy Shelton
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Chance to quiz the ringmaster
Replies: 61
Views: 13988

Re: Chance to quiz the ringmaster

An audience member asked him given his criticism of risk what where the plans for continuing the branding of the organization given so much was wrapped up in him as an individual. Now this is where it gets strange- his response was that CPAA owns the copyright to his image Has anyone asked CPA Aust...
by Wendy Shelton
Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Chance to quiz the ringmaster
Replies: 61
Views: 13988

Re: Chance to quiz the ringmaster

Re: Chance to quiz the ringmaster An audience member asked him given his criticism of risk what where the plans for continuing the branding of the organization given so much was wrapped up in him as an individual. Now this is where it gets strange- his response was that CPAA owns the copyright to h...
by Wendy Shelton
Mon May 15, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Something Odd About Member Numbers
Replies: 20
Views: 4446

Something Odd About Member Numbers

I asked about member numbers when I attended the AGM in Singapore and received a response that sounded logical at the time. Later, I browsed the goodie bag that attendees received and the Singaporean brochure summarising the year contained a different total membership number to that contained in the...