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 Brett Stevenson
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: AHRI - Australian Human Resources Institute
Topic: 2017 Australian Human Resources Institute accounts
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: 2017 Australian Human Resources Institute accounts

Its amazing really. Try to ask yourself what is the purpose of the AHRI organisation? Its pretty rubbery and my guess would be that if it did not exist there would be no great loss. That is a critical indicator of an organisation. Brings to mind Jeffersons quote that governments exist to serve the g...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: To accounting professionals who are not members of CPA Australia.
Replies: 0
Views: 90

To accounting professionals who are not members of CPA Australia.

Both in Australia and overseas. Especially those in USA, Canada and UK. You may be aware of the decade of scandal at CPA Australia which has recently ‘come to a head’ with the entire board and senior management being replaced. For a brief overview you can’t go past this summary which appeared in our...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Questions for the leadership of CPA Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Questions for the leadership of CPA Australia

Dear CPA Australia Board and Members, You hopefully will have seen the recent Statement from the CPA Australia Board (8th June 2018) as ‘part of their ongoing commitment to improve communication’ etc etc. What they still fail to grasp are the concepts of openness and transparency in communications. ...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: The critical failing of CPA Australia plus a way forward
Replies: 1
Views: 117

The critical failing of CPA Australia plus a way forward

CPA Australia as a professional membership organisation has lost its way in many ways. Many of these failings have been exposed before the ‘watching world’ and I hardly need to repeat them again (weak governance, scandalous remuneration, poor strategy and marketing, opaque and minimum disclosure/rep...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: CPA director Caroline Spencer appointed WA Auditor General

They did answer the question at the AGM. Her CPA directors fees will be paid to the WA gov't. This is the way all directors fees were to have been paid after the initial consultation in 2006i.e the directors fees were to be paid to the directors employers as reimbursement for time away from their fu...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: CPA Australia. We have learned nothing
Replies: 0
Views: 144

CPA Australia. We have learned nothing

Hi all, Well we have had a few days to digest the CPA Australia AGM and its aftermath. The clear message to me is that we have learned absolutely nothing, and the new board continue in the same vein as the old. Have you ever asked what has been the core problem at CPA Australia that resulted in the ...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Australia Advice Pty Limited - 2017 Financial Statements
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: CPA Australia Advice Pty Limited - 2017 Financial Statements

You can send them my details Stomper. I am only too happy to talk with them about CPA Australia Advice
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 31, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: IRP - Independent Review Panel
Topic: Failure of the IRP Final Report - No accountability or responsibility
Replies: 13
Views: 1880

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

I tend to think allseeingeye that you well may be correct re the rorting in the NFP sector but I also think that the best way to combat it is to speak up against it wherever you are. I think to wait for 'a stronger activist group or a huge media expose' before any action can be taken is just passing...
by Brett Stevenson
Tue May 15, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: A brief video message to academics about CPA Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 174

A brief video message to academics about CPA Australia

I have just posted this video on LInkedIn and shall send to the various university business schools etc.
It is reasonably self explanatory. To get them engaged on this matter prior to the AGM next Tuesday (22nd May 2018)

https://youtu.be/8ldWpPRo9eU
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: NSW, VIC, Qld, AW Members Read Carefully You are being gerrymandered out
Replies: 2
Views: 269

NSW, VIC, Qld, AW Members Read Carefully You are being gerrymandered out

CPA Australia NSW, VIC, QLD and WA Members especially Read Carefully You are being gerrymandered out All CPA Australia members, but especially NSW, Victorian, QLD and WA members need to read this carefully before voting at the AGM or by proxy. Ask yourself why won’t the board give us the numbers of...
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 10, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: How to vote in AGM 2018? If I can't attend in person?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: How to vote in AGM 2018? If I can't attend in person?

Hi Magnet, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions with the Notice of AGM on the CPA website.
It is pretty clear and helpful on the voting process including on the night.
If you attend in person you will receive a voting card when you register at the AGM.
Cheers
Brett
by Brett Stevenson
Thu May 10, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: CPA Australia members are 'being taken for a ride'.
Replies: 7
Views: 405

CPA Australia members are 'being taken for a ride'.

After all that has been exposed and reported on about the terrible leadership (at both board and management level) and resultant ‘shenanigans’ at CPA Australia over the last decade, it appears we are just being ‘taken for a ride’. In more blunt terms we are just being treated with the same disdain a...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: email from NSW Divisional Council
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: email from NSW Divisional Council

I think you can take it that the board have asked the divisional presidents to send these standard letters out to the members. Word perfect, and these divisional presidents want us to think they have our interests at heart and are genuine. Can any of the members in other states send in examples from...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Part Two of Shortish Video on Resolutions at the AGM
Replies: 0
Views: 137

Part Two of Shortish Video on Resolutions at the AGM

Hi all, this is the second part of my video presentation. https://youtu.be/i1bR6X61_NE I hope it is helpful. I have probably gone a wee bit hard on resolution 8 calling it dangerous, so my apologies for that, a bit of a rhetorical flush not needed. If we want to be able to vote as members for the di...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Shortish video on the resolutions at the AGM Part One
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Shortish video on the resolutions at the AGM Part One

Hi all, attached is the link to the first of two shortish video's for your consideration on the 14 resolutions at the AGM. The second one I will post up tonight. https://lnkd.in/fnVxik7 Glen Hasselman has also done a great video, so look for it also on LinkedIn. Perhaps the simplest approach is to o...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: How to vote in AGM 2018? If I can't attend in person?
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: How to vote in AGM 2018? If I can't attend in person?

Yes, proxies can be confusing because of the wording. Proxies are for members who cannot attend but wish to have a say. When appointing a proxy you have two options 1. give them a directed proxy which means you vote on each resolution and they are effectively lodging that on your behalf.With a direc...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Proxy Voting at AGM
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Proxy Voting at AGM

It is critical if members sign someone to be their proxy that they know how that prose will be voting at the AGM. The board have told us how they will vote. Glen Hasselman has told us how he will vote (presumably on behalf of the (The Spillers) Now is the time for other groups to nail their colours ...
by Brett Stevenson
Fri May 04, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: email from NSW Divisional Council
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: email from NSW Divisional Council

I totally agree Stomper. I have just sent off n email to Shabnam as our Divisional President to let us know how she, as presumably representing the views of the NSW Divisional Council, will be voting on these issues. They cannot, with any integrity anyway, collect proxies if they do not tell us how ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed May 02, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: D Day has arrived for CPA Australia Members.
Replies: 8
Views: 873

Re: D Day has arrived for CPA Australia Members.

Hi Kennic and all, Re proxies if you actually vote on the proxy form on each resolution, it doesn't matter to whom you assign as a proxy. Your vote is as you determined. If you leave your proxy as undecided then it is the proxy who decides how to vote on each resolution for you. The board have made ...
by Brett Stevenson
Wed May 02, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: AGM 2018 - Resolutions - Bring it
Topic: Leadership & Ethical Standards in the accounting profession? CPA & APESB
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Leadership & Ethical Standards in the accounting profession? CPA & APESB

This is a question that the whole CPA Australia saga has raised in my mind. Well the answers are not readily apparent for this journeyman accountant so I thought I might try to glean some useful insights from our ‘premier’ accounting body responsible for setting ethical standards - the APESB (Accoun...