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 GenYCPA
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Proxy Voting at AGM
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Proxy Voting at AGM

I will be attending the AGM next week and have already been accepting proxies from a number of friends and colleagues. If you would like to appoint me as your proxy please complete the form at https://investorcentre.linkmarketservices.com.au/voting/CPAU and add Robert McDowall when promted. I encour...
by GenYCPA
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: 2018 AGM and proxy voting - be careful when voting
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: 2018 AGM and proxy voting - be careful when voting

I would encourage as many members who can make the trip to Melbourne to do so. If you cannot, the next best option would be to participate electronically - or at the very least vote electronically (there will be pressure applied to the board to ensure this is available). In the event that you are un...
by GenYCPA
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: The deadline for Member's resolutions is 21st March
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

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

I've already been contacted by the general counsel at CPA Australia offering any support I may require of him, his team or the company secretary in drafting proposed resolutions. It was indicated that they are willing to assist with any resolutions I want to put forward including the actual drafting...
by GenYCPA
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: Remuneration CPA Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1409

Re: Remuneration CPA Advice

My understanding is that any executives from CPA Australia that serve CPA Australia Advice will not be entitled to any additional remuneration. Announcement - 4. Director and Executive Remuneration the higher duties allowance associated with CPA Australia Advice where it existed for selected senior ...
by GenYCPA
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: The deadline for Member's resolutions is 21st March
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

The deadline for Member's resolutions is 21st March

If a company has been given notice of a resolution under section 249N, the resolution is to be considered at the next general meeting that occurs more than 2 months after the notice is given. This means the due date for providing CPA Australia with resolutions is 21st March 2018. Presumably we could...
by GenYCPA
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia

Hi Brett, To respond: I have not read Prof Stephen Taylors opinion pieces in the AFR. The only AFR articles I read these days are those written by Edmund Tadros. I have read the IRP but I am not so mistrusting as some others. I recognise the limit of their scope, their resources and their powers. Th...
by GenYCPA
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1588

Re: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia

I thought I would take stock today and look back over the last few months. I found an old document that had been collaborated on by a number of members from cpamembers.org which provided a concise summary of the issues being raised then suggested some aims and objectives for the short, medium and lo...
by GenYCPA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Victorian Divisional Council
Replies: 21
Views: 5241

Re: Victorian Divisional Council

Gerard Byrne - Qld Divisional President
Gerard_Byrne@icloud.com
0438 70 4870

Gerard makes his details publically available on LinkedIn and has previously said that he is always willing and able to talk to members. I will be writing a letter to him and the Qld Divisional Council this weekend.
by GenYCPA
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: Is the $4.9m Termination payment unlawful?
Replies: 7
Views: 1987

Re: Is the $4.9m Termination payment unlawful?

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca2001172/s200f.html I don't want to dampen anything - but we need to look at this in light of Section 200F - Excempt benefits and benefits given in certain circumstances. (2) Subsection 200B(1) does not apply to a benefit given in connection with a ...
by GenYCPA
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: All members are welcome to say what they think. I think.
Replies: 20
Views: 4108

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

H Jfa220854, I hope you continue to back open discussion between members. I, like you, would love to hear what people have to say for the status quo and believe this will lead to more constructive outcomes. I would like to state though that most CPA members I have talked to recently fall into one of...
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Unintended consequences of media coverage
Replies: 32
Views: 6007

Re: Unintended consequences of media coverage

You stated that you are sitting on the fence and can see into both camps, but have not stated how you can see into the board and that of CPA Australia. You still have not answered whether you have a vested interest with CPA Australia or CPA Australia Advise or the leadership or state leadership. Yo...
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Representatives on International Acctg Boards needs reviewing
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Re: Representatives on International Acctg Boards needs reviewing

Eric Nacpa wrote:
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:23 pm
The hope is regular members now take the time to look at where things have got to, ask hard questions and participate in change
+1 vote
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Unintended consequences of media coverage
Replies: 32
Views: 6007

Re: Unintended consequences of media coverage

Well said Brett. I am just wary - the reporting for a while seemed to be attacking the brand itself. All the recent coverage though has been very clearly about the individuals causinging the problem though and what people are trying to do to fix it. I think you are right about Joe Astons "cheeky irr...
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR - CPA directors Jennifer Lang, Deborah Ong resign over CEO Alex Malley
Replies: 3
Views: 950

Re: AFR - CPA directors Jennifer Lang, Deborah Ong resign over CEO Alex Malley

Maybe a story on how a small group of members were able to band together, gather support, and bring solid corporate governance and engagement that will last for decades to come.
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4784

Re: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017

I think ultimately members will have to accept a level of culpability for letting the organisation follow the path that it has. It's one of those cases where "we should have known better" - we have the education and the experience to question these matters and yet, by and large, we chose not to enga...
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: Unintended consequences of media coverage
Replies: 32
Views: 6007

Re: Unintended consequences of media coverage

3. While this whole debacle is infuriating for us fee paying members, emotions do need to be kept in check in publicly available forums. A number of colleagues I have directed to the mailing list and this forum have expressed concern at the tone of some of the conversation and the word nutters has ...
by GenYCPA
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd
Replies: 31
Views: 6219

Re: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd

So I thought I would expand on MarkG's break even analysis. I know we thought something was off about CPA Australia Advice and their current structure but this has just blown me away. I've made a few loose assumptions - people are welcome to refine this analysis for me: Discounted to real terms - no...
by GenYCPA
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Another one gone. Martin Hourigan resigns No quorum
Replies: 8
Views: 2417

Re: Another one gone. Martin Hourigan resigns No quorum

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I assume this will constitute an emergency in order to appoint new directors?
by GenYCPA
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017
Replies: 24
Views: 4784

Re: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017

This is where our current constitution will show it's weakness. Even if directors resign, or members remove them from office, there is no easy way to easily appoint new directors (caretaker or otherwise). I think this will either need members to act and appoint directors (via the convoluted mechanis...