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 sjc431
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Chris Catto
Topic: A Path For CPA Renewal - s249D Call for Members meeting and next steps
Replies: 36
Views: 13584

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

I appreciate all the CPA member informed suggestions and comments both on this website, by other dissident CPA groups, and individual CPAs in other forums and on social media regarding the path of renewal for CPA Australia (plans, process, people etc). I am proud to be an FCPA and of the integrity ...
by sjc431
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Jen Dalitz
Topic: My letter to the Board re Malley termination
Replies: 36
Views: 12088

Re: My letter to the Board re Malley termination

Here's mine : Dear Mr Dickson and Members of the Board, I suspect you are receiving some long and ranty letters in relation to recent events, so I will endeavour to keep this short. By way of background, I am a CPA of 18 years standing, with a career across the US, Asia Pacific, and Europe. I have ...
by sjc431
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Jen Dalitz
Topic: My letter to the Board re Malley termination
Replies: 36
Views: 12088

Re: My letter to the Board re Malley termination

Members we are in the middle of a shit storm of great proportions. Another day, another scandal at CPA Australia. This time the Board – while arguably inquorate – has announced a $4.9m termination payment to our CEO. Members are quite rightfully turning their thoughts to why – within the course of ...
by sjc431
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: Alex Malley on Clarke and Dawe
Replies: 15
Views: 8570

Re: Alex Malley on Clarke and Dawe

The great late John Clarke would have loved to parody this crazy situation. Unfortunately he's not around to do it, so I've given it a go: DAWE: CPA Australia CEO Alex Malley, good evening MALLEY: Good evening Bryan DAWE: What on earth is happening at CPA Australia? MALLEY: Well things have never b...
by sjc431
Fri Jun 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: Contact with NSW Divisional Council
Replies: 9
Views: 2832

Re: Contact with NSW Divisional Council

I am advised that my email to the NSW Divisional Committee has been circulated by the NSW DC president (Simon Chhoeu) to fellow DC members for consideration at their meeting and that he will address my email on behalf of DC accordingly. My email to Simon Chhoeu and Shabnam Amirbeaggi below: Dear , ...
by sjc431
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017
Replies: 10
Views: 3765

Re: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017

Andrew North wrote:
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:14 pm
CPA Quorum and Directors actions Ltr to CPA 18052017 signed.pdf
That is such a well thought out and well written correspondence that clearly points out the Board's deficiencies under the Constitution
Well done Andrew and thank you for your efforts
by sjc431
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd
Replies: 37
Views: 9443

Re: CPA Australia Advice Pty Ltd

A few key findings:- it has 14 full-time equivalent staff members but yet the wage bill is $3.8 million, including that paid to directors and executives the directors received $380,000 for CPA Advice work, and the executives $620,000, with only six meetings held it cost $63,000 a meeting and $113,0...
by sjc431
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: Conflicts of Interest at CPA Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: NBL Sponsorship and Warning to the current board.

I think this (NBL Sponsorship) will be one of the first things we will be calling for an investigation into. How possibly can the board have approved a gift of $736,000 to the NBL when the immediate past president and current long serving director of CPA Australia Graeme Wade is also Chairman of th...
by sjc431
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: What are the next steps? 12th June 2017
Replies: 46
Views: 10877

Re: What are the next steps? 12th June 2017

A credible succession plan is a must - the ultimate goal here must be to return the organisation to the members and their interests, so the challenge is creating a new structure that listens to all members concerns and provides a credible mechanism for all to vote and be heard on the strategic direc...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Week that was 19th May 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1905

Re: Week that was 19th May 2017

The majority of CPAs still have no idea about these issues. We need to keep building up the numbers. It's possible to cause a spill but not easy as you can see from some of the things like being unable to get email addresses. We need to be a little patient, we have only been going for a couple mont...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPAA
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Re: CPAA

Only took about a year and over $5m dollars! In any case only the SMSF only option was reduced in price. The other levels are the same. May be CPAA are thinking 23 planners at the other levels = success! I don't think it's cheaper or easier than other options in the market place and has restriction...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Losing the battle with CA
Replies: 69
Views: 15453

Re: CPA Losing the battle with CA

What a load of bull dust! The CPA members deserve better! Please join the Alex Malley fan club on twitter, last time I checked it is PR managed to remove all negative comments, brilliant isn't it. Last I heard lee white is unemployed Thanks for the information Good idea Nate1 - but he blocked me! H...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation
Replies: 82
Views: 23884

Re: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation

For the record the endorsement was: Alex Malley is a gifted public speaker. His oratory on the issues that are important in business and in life is imbued with the passion and commitment that he genuinely feels about the things that matter; and a great many things matter to Alex. He has vast experi...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Losing the battle with CA
Replies: 69
Views: 15453

Re: CPA Losing the battle with CA

All entertaining when nobody has a thing to say about the failed merger that created CAANZ, making a loss, paying bonuses and now led by a $2.2m earning CEO! Not a word of protest about the reputational damage to the accounting profession, despite a complete takeover of ICAA by an insolvent body (a...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Losing the battle with CA
Replies: 69
Views: 15453

Re: CPA Losing the battle with CA

Wow, all are very interesting and valid points indeed. Growing perception of CA is better than CPA just gotten worse. Long term damages done to CPA brand and to its existing members due to: >Malley's greed and lavish lifestyle with members fund (Narcissistic presenter) >Board's failure of Director'...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Losing the battle with CA
Replies: 69
Views: 15453

Re: CPA Losing the battle with CA

Sorry to introduce inconvenient facts to an argument, but how is it that 5x the growth of CPA members over the lst few years and actually protecting members funds by delivering a surplus is a bad thing in an accountants eyes??? Far better to discount membership fees and make a loss??? Congratulatio...
by sjc431
Fri May 26, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: CPA Losing the battle with CA
Replies: 69
Views: 15453

Re: CPA Losing the battle with CA

Great points Nate1. Most of the Board are professional academics - how many of them have actually started and built a business or actually employed anyone? The "Chairman" gets paid more than most ASX listed Board Chairs!!! Its like a little clique for Macquarie Uni has beens. Have a read of the "Li...
by sjc431
Thu May 04, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation
Replies: 82
Views: 23884

Re: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation

This website has existed for only about 5 weeks. We've now got 276 members, 100 since the last email CPAA sent. We haven't even used the membership list yet. But personal contacts by phone or email to known contacts is best anyway. We need to develop an information statement that people can use to ...
by sjc431
Thu May 04, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation
Replies: 82
Views: 23884

Re: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation

Firstly thank you Brett for speaking up and saying what we all have been thinking for a very long time. I too was at HQ about a month ago and was told that CPA had taken over the lease of the Coffee shop located in the foyer at Freshwater Place. Apparently staff get a 20% discount?? A competition w...
by sjc431
Thu May 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation
Replies: 82
Views: 23884

Re: Promoting Alex Malley, instead of CPA as an organisation

This would be the real promotional video for the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-kff7yvcP4 Alex gets out of elevator Alex walks down corridor whilst telling someone something about a paper they are holding Alex waves hands in front of obviously impressed uni students Alex says "It's about a...