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
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by Brett Stevenson
Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Ethics and Integrity
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: Ethics and Integrity

Hi Tracey, Your focus on the poor ethics example of CPAA is a good one. The examples you highlight really do emphasise how our organisation's leadership has failed us miserably. I did a similar exercise a few months ago now by looking at all the articles in In The Black over the last year or so writ...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Summary of CPA Australia Fiasco AFR 22nd Dec 2017 Joe Aston
Replies: 2
Views: 360

Summary of CPA Australia Fiasco AFR 22nd Dec 2017 Joe Aston

Can I encourage you to have a read of this summary of the 2017 year that Joe Aston wrote today in the AFR. Of particular note is the section dealing with CPA and the Emperor who really did not have any clothes. As you read, and remember this is just a briefish summary not touching all the issues, ju...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?

What looms for CPA Australia is that this 'new' board over which there are many question marks will be selecting the new CEO of CPA Australia and will have the say on the continuing management at CPA who really have been compliant with all that has occurred over the last ten years. The IRP has come ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?

My other suggestion is to contact the media. They have shown greater integrity and clarity of insight than we as members have.
Everyone carries on about the media just wanting to make news but my experience is that they have shown a keener sense of the real issues than us.
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?
Replies: 16
Views: 865

Re: Out with Malley in with Malley 2.0?

Thanks DisaffectedHRfellow this is really helpful. The reality for us is/was that most members are not only disengaged but also disinterested so it requires some members to speak out to expose the issues. The more we exposed the more that it seemed CPA was being run like a fiefdom. Of course they de...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 669

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

Fair enough Robert but I still think
"Tell him he's dreamin'",
"Come in spinner" and
"viewing through rose coloured glasses"
best summarises my response.
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: CPA Australia and The Castle. Striking similarities
Replies: 5
Views: 315

CPA Australia and The Castle. Striking similarities

I was reminded this weekend of some of the great quotes from The Castle and it set me off thinking of how they could be just as easily 'reborn' into the CPA Australia context. I'll provide a few examples of what I mean. Why don't we open this for members to add their own views 1. Coco had a son. Dad...
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 669

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

Just read your post Robert and two quintessential Australian sayings come to mind. Darryl Kerrigan's "Tell him he's dreamin'" when reading your assessment "I believe there is still a time and place to hold past directors and/or executives to account pending a proper investigation..." Wow for someone...
by Brett Stevenson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: 15Dec17 - AFR-CPA Australia board to crack down on dissent
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Re: 15Dec17 - AFR-CPA Australia board to crack down on dissent

I think we shall establish a code of conduct for CPA directors and management that 1. Insists that directors cannot be paid more than the limits set in the CPA constitution and that if they do they shall be held in breach of the law. It goes without saying that these constitutional limits includes a...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 13th Dec 2017 Prof Stephen Taylor on why not renewing CPA membership
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: AFR 13th Dec 2017 Prof Stephen Taylor on why not renewing CPA membership

Sorry certifiedsane that we couldn't get a victory on this. I don't think the leadership of CPA care less if members who have actively pursued these matters leave but let me say I'm sorry we are losing you.
I'll keep battling on to at least to get these special resolutions up at the AGM.
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Membership Fees
Replies: 37
Views: 1861

Re: CPA Membership Fees

Sorry cpa66, we tried our hardest.
They really are pathetic.
I'd repeat all I said in my reply to certified sane but you can read it and equally apply it to yourself.
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Membership Fees
Replies: 37
Views: 1861

Re: CPA Membership Fees

What they didn't provide certified sane was the QC's opinion on whether the directors who approved the three year termination payment in Malleys contract in 2016 were in breach of their directors duties. That is the critical question. After we found out the details of the contract Nov 30 from the IR...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 15th Dec 2017 Letters to the Editor re CPA
Replies: 0
Views: 114

AFR 15th Dec 2017 Letters to the Editor re CPA

You might be interested in a letter published in the AFR today about CPA Australia.
by Brett Stevenson
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 15th Dec 2017 The Saga/Nightmare Continues at CPA Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 669

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

We have recently ‘discovered’ that the new Chairman of CPA Australia (Peter Wilson) and another director (Jon Scriven) who were both appointed on 1st October 2017 also happen to be on the board of AHRI (where Peter Wilson is also Chairman) and that the AHRI has had a close working relationship/partn...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Two Informative Letters to Editor about CPA Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 150

AFR Two Informative Letters to Editor about CPA Australia

You have a look at these two letters, and then perhaps at the October 2016 (yes, that's right Oct 2016, that's a good 7 months after Joe Aston started exposing some of the major questions about CPA Australia in the AFR). Greg Angelo understated the connection/relationship/partnership (call it what y...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AHRI Oct 2016 Magazine coverage of Alex Malley
Replies: 2
Views: 164

AHRI Oct 2016 Magazine coverage of Alex Malley

You decide for yourself of the connection/partnership proudly published in late 2016 but now being 'disowned/downplayed' (or however you want to interpret Peter Wilsons comments in his letter in todays AFR saying he hardly knew Alex Malley). There is a 4th Page to the interview but its just a large ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 13th Dec 2017 Link between CPA Australia and Peter Wilsons AHRI
Replies: 3
Views: 212

AFR 13th Dec 2017 Link between CPA Australia and Peter Wilsons AHRI

All pretty self explanatory. I shall also attach the pages from the AHRI October 2016 monthly magazine in the next post so you can decide for yourself. A partnership they were happy to broadcast to the 'world' in their monthly magazine in Oct 2016 yet now in Dec 2017 (when it as exposed) saying not ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 13th Dec 2017 Prof Stephen Taylor on why not renewing CPA membership
Replies: 4
Views: 268

AFR 13th Dec 2017 Prof Stephen Taylor on why not renewing CPA membership

I think this Opinion Piece by Professor Stephen Taylor from UTS on why he will not be renewing his CPA membership this year speaks for itself. It's a tragedy for an organisation that purports such high standards. This has been actively 'played out' for over 10 months now (possibly longer) and it's c...
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPAA Advice - I still find this hard to believe
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: CPAA Advice - I still find this hard to believe

No problem. Here it is. And crikey if there is more it makes it even more obscene. It is sheet 2 Feel free to improve it. Time is always a bit of a pressure, so let me know if any mistakes also. Sheet 1 was my initial working paper on CPAA Advice. Possibly needs correcting now since the IRP Final Re...
by Brett Stevenson
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 11th Dec 2017 - Malley's links with Peter Wilson
Replies: 4
Views: 225

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

I reckon the only way we are ever going to get to the bottom of some of these matters, and they really are extraordinary if you just look at Malleys termination pay and the CPAA Advice scandal, is for legal action to place the people concerned in a court of law so the truth can be established. I was...