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 ziffelmac
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Brett's Final Email. Did we win the battle and lose the war? You decide.
Replies: 9
Views: 2074

Re: Brett's Final Email. Did we win the battle and lose the war? You decide.

Thanks for all of your work Brett. If it wasn't for you, likely nothing would have happened. I am standing for NSW Div Council. We must bring back a directly elected Board. The current Board must be induced to change the Constitution to put the organisation back into the hands of its members. https:...
by ziffelmac
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: NSW Divisional Elections
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

NSW Divisional Elections

Jen Dalitz missed me out in her email :( Colleagues, I am also running for NSW Divisional Council. What has happened with CPA and the Malley cult of personality is a direct result of our complacency, myself included. We must turn this around. First and foremost, we msut agitate within the organisati...
by ziffelmac
Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Representative Council
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

Re: Representative Council

My understanding is that Alex has been trying to get rid of Rosalie (and others?) for a while, suggesting she "move on". She and others have been pissed off at the Alex Malley Cult of Personality before it became popular, but sometimes she felt like a voice crying in the wilderness. Please support h...
by ziffelmac
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Jen Dalitz
Topic: My letter to the Board re Malley termination
Replies: 36
Views: 10501

Re: My letter to the Board re Malley termination

Here's some feedback to the Board from me. --- letter commenced here --- It seems that the Board wants feedback. Ok, here I go: If this were any other organisation, Malley's payout would be a joke. But sadly, the $4.9 million payment represents business as usual at a once prestigious organisation. T...
by ziffelmac
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA Australia – Board Director Advert is up!
Replies: 10
Views: 2806

Re: CPA Australia – Board Director Advert is up!

I was thinking of running to shake the place up a bit, but then thought - maybe the body is too infected for any vaccine to make a difference.
Prefer to support Brett's legal avenues.

RobertC
by ziffelmac
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Competitor accounting bodies target CPA members
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Competitor accounting bodies target CPA members

The few times I've dealt with IPA, i've afterwards thought, why aren't CPA like this? ... I signed up to the IPA a while back, as well as continuing as an FCPA. However, the awesome thing with IPA is that, when you come to their new members meet and greet, you get CEO Andrew Conway's mobile number....
by ziffelmac
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Victorian Divisional Council
Replies: 21
Views: 6239

Re: Victorian Divisional Council

I express my gratitude as well.
In a sense, we are all guilty in letting our complacency allow Alex to change the rules etc.

Now we need to work to restore corporate governance, and introduce clarity to stop any new snouts getting so deep into the trough of our membership fees.

Robert Czernkowski
by ziffelmac
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Victorian Divisional Council
Replies: 21
Views: 6239

Re: Victorian Divisional Council

Her'es mine, gratefully semi-plagiarised.
20170623 to NSW council.pdf
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by ziffelmac
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: FIGHTING FUND ESTABLISHED!
Replies: 40
Views: 9040

Re: FIGHTING FUND ESTABLISHED!

Donated earlier today.
by ziffelmac
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Naked Webmaster
Topic: The Naked CEO book review by The Naked Webmaster - Prologue
Replies: 24
Views: 7906

Re: Prologue

re Free Copies. They were giving free copies away at the last AFAANZ (the academic's organisation). Most of us filed it in the round filing receptacle. BTW, I have been told that all CPA volunteers have a (legally) strong gag order on them. Div Councillors etc have something called a Deed Poll (neve...
by ziffelmac
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Issues at CPA Australia needing investigation and/or review.
Topic: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

Re: Andrew North Letter to CPA Board of 5 18062017

This is awesome. I hope you forward it to ASIC and the AFP.
by ziffelmac
Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: Accountants Daily Article - CPA set for ‘significant announcements’ 14/06/2017
Replies: 24
Views: 5534

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

My understanding is that NSW Divisional Council is in emergency meeting. Let's see what happens there.
by ziffelmac
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR Article 13 June 2017 - CPA Australia's governance is 'communist'
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Re: AFR Article 13 June 2017 - CPA Australia's governance is 'communist'

Saw Stephen today and he mentioned he had this piece coming out. Awesome! BTW, if anyone has a copy of the Naked CEO book, could you pop it in the mail to Stephen? He asked me for mine, but I had filed it in the round filing receptacle within a day of getting it. Think he did too. Oops, I've given a...
by ziffelmac
Wed May 03, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: Negative feedback (CPA Australia trolls post here)
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Negative feedback (CPA Australia trolls post here)

I was told today that Alex and Tyrone take no prisoners.

Do anything wrong, and they will discipline/expel/sue you. These guys are nasty, so be very careful.
by ziffelmac
Wed May 03, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Messages of support or otherwise and feedback
Topic: Messages of support and positive feedback
Replies: 28
Views: 7021

Re: Messages of support and positive feedback

Brett,
I will probably email you separately about this later on. A Divisional Councillor has emailed you to get onto your mailing list. She is on our side, so please sign her up.
by ziffelmac
Wed May 03, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promote this site.
Replies: 10
Views: 3722

Re: Promote this site.

Hi balancedcpa, I won't delete your post like CPA Australia does on LinkedIn, but please just post the message just once. I'm sure Brett will respond or maybe he will just say he is not legally required to disclose it. Hi ziffelmac, I like the ad. But I'd suggest not using the logo without permissi...
by ziffelmac
Mon May 01, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Promote this site.
Replies: 10
Views: 3722

Promote this site.

Yes, most of us are to scared of Alex and his goons to use our real names here.
However, if you have the guts to stick up a few posters, may I recommend the attached?

You can tell I am an accountant, not a graphic artist :(
CPA protest poster.jpg
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by ziffelmac
Mon May 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: CPA Australia's Responses
Topic: CPA Email 1/5/2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: CPA Email 1/5/2017

I was going to reply to the email address it came from, but that would have been ignored or buried. So instead, I posted this on Facebook: What is happening to CPA Australia? I was going to stay silent, but I just received an immensely offensive and potentially defamatory email from the Board of Dir...
by ziffelmac
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: Marketing Strategy
Replies: 9
Views: 2526

Re: Marketing Strategy

Agreed.
Investment in an asset that 'can walk' is useful - UP TO A POINT. Hey, that's what we do with our grads.
But The Naked CEO is a brand associated with Malley, not with The Australian Society of Accountants (never been too keen on this new fangled CPA Australia pap).

It's time for Alex to walk!
by ziffelmac
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Members Special Resolution to Reduce Directors Fees
Topic: Share this site with others!
Replies: 3
Views: 1683

Share this site with others!

Am all for the resolution.

It's such a shame that we have to use aliases just to discuss our professional association :(

ZM