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 Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week
Replies: 16
Views: 3247

Re: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week

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Here's a summary of the committee hearing:

CPA board grilled in heated Senate hearing:
https://www.accountantsdaily.com.au/pro ... ng-canberr
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Strategic direction including branding and marketing
Topic: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme
Replies: 39
Views: 6297

Re: CPA Australia's CPA Advice Programme

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At the Senate hearing this arvo Wade kept a straight face and said it wasn''t a waste of money. It was expected,. It was a long term project which would suffer losses in its formative years. Xenophon asked them to forward a copy of their corporate plan (it's due Friday).
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Remuneration of Key Management Personnel
Topic: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week
Replies: 16
Views: 3247

Re: CPA board before Senate Inquiry in Canberra this week

. fair dinkum, it's hard to believe they didn't see anything wrong with anything they did, expect with one or two items and then only with the benefit of hindsight. I didn't hear any mention of why the NBL couldn't find a corporate sponsor, and had to resort to fleecing us. The explanation of the c...
by Red_Ferrari
Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPA, Deloitte forget to mention $1.2m in exec pay
Replies: 13
Views: 3124

Re: CPA, Deloitte forget to mention $1.2m in exec pay

.    Deloitte have denied they made a mistake! CPAA can simply start as many subsidiaries as it likes and thus by-pass/ignore the limits on directors remuneration ... and what exactly do those dudes at ASIC do? The silence from ASIC is deafening. Deloitte denies wrongdoing in CPA Australia audits by...
by Red_Ferrari
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: Announcement from the Board of CPA Australia
Replies: 28
Views: 5364

Re: Announcement from the Board of CPA Australia

I wonder if this announcement, a mere two days after the Senate committee stated they would call the remaining board members, merely coincidental.

Does this mean they don't have to comply with the request? I hope not. We need to hear them being questioned.
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Brett's Update 3rd August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Brett's Update 3rd August 2017

They are supposed to be reporting directly to the members. The board will get it at the same time as the rest of us. It was originally stated that they would report to the board but that was changed. Just another stuff up to originally announce it like that. great, that one went through to the keep...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Brett's Update 3rd August 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1389

Re: Brett's Update 3rd August 2017

The one thing that I, and most of the members I am in contact with do not want is a whitewash by the Independent Panel. We want to see some proactive and firm action. My sympathies are not with the CPA leadership, and I suggest the Independent Panel needs to be realistic and not too taken in with t...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Message from Mr McPhee about Independent review requesting submissions.
Replies: 38
Views: 6939

Re: Message from Mr McPhee about Independent review requesting submissions.

I've stopped using F5. I was told it works like this:

--   F5 will refresh the page back to your ISP's server.
--   Ctrl-F5 will refresh back to the server hosting the webpage.
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 2 Aug 2017 - Remaining CPA board to appear before Senate Committee
Replies: 20
Views: 3655

Re: AFR 2 Aug 2017 - Remaining CPA board to appear before Senate Committee

Whilst the constitution does mention the other elements- such as resignation, status etc the act doesn't specifically include them as part of the register. Also the members register is constructed from details held in their CRM which contains lots of other details about members both past and presen...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Message from Mr McPhee about Independent review requesting submissions.
Replies: 38
Views: 6939

Re: Message from Mr McPhee about Independent review requesting submissions.

  Hit ctrl-F5 and they disappear. It's probably a browser issue at our end.
by Red_Ferrari
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Corporate Governance
Topic: Senate Inquiry to Add Emails to Member Register
Replies: 3
Views: 1440

Re: Senate Inquiry to Add Emails to Member Register

From the Senate hearing: here's the latest edition of the unadulterated rubbish that spews forth from the CPA Board & Management. They're all in this together ... protecting themselves and leaving members out of the loop. The Senate had a gutfull of it earlier today, and have called the entire board...
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide

The email was probably only sent to public practitioners, to limit the negative feedback. yep, spot on ... and as sure as the sun will rise in the east tomorrow morning, a PR person and/or a lawyer will scribe a sugar-coated reason/explanation why all members weren't informed of their unprecedented...
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: CPAs lose liability cover Australia-wide

The fact of the matter is without the intervention of the Victorian minister, who Mr Malley bagged at the time, we wouldn't have heard about the end of the scheme until probably the first week in October! Mr Malley and his minions were hiding this colossal stuff up with the CPA Advice conflict from...
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 25th July 2017Are you really listening Tim and the Panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 762

Re: AFR 25th July 2017Are you really listening Tim and the Panel?

For those of us who missed it, here's the article from Rear Window on Thursday 2nd March:
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 24th July 2017 Directors 'Listening' Tour - a bit late Tim
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: AFR 24th July 2017 Directors 'Listening' Tour - a bit late Tim

This whitewash cannot be allowed to continue. How many of these dudes are a member of CA ANZ?

Why doesn't CA discipline them, individually or collectively, for conduct unbecoming of a Chartered Accountant and/or for bringing the profession of accounting into disrepute?
by Red_Ferrari
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: In the media
Topic: ABC News - Former CPA Australia leaders demand EGM & board spill
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: ABC News - Former CPA Australia leaders demand EGM & board spill

Now turn to the proposal to release the email addresses of members. I do not agree that the non? release of email addresses is "tantamount to deliberate obstruction." In contemporary society I believe there is a heightened awareness and deep concern for the protection of our personal privacy. For i...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Brett's Weekly Update 5th July 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1918

Re: Brett's Weekly Update 5th July 2017

talks about his 'exemplary' service, in growing the 'business'. still doesn't get it. starts out thanking the AFR for getting his $4.9m payout. What a prick. Makes me sick. couldn't listen past the first few minutes. the most narcissistic person possible. You lasted longer than I did. I switched of...
by Red_Ferrari
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: In the media
Topic: AFR 4 July 2017 - CPA Australia finds Angus Houston has a problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: AFR 4 July 2017 - CPA Australia finds Angus Houston has a problem

No Alex, your crimes are myriad. The first is spending tens of millions of your members' money taking a public profile. Another was fudging CPA's membership numbers, while cloaking their particulars in secrecy. And other crimes include: refusing for months to disclose your pay; moving the AGM to Si...
by Red_Ferrari
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: CPA Members Weekly Roundup
Topic: Independent Review Update
Replies: 43
Views: 8144

Re: Independent Review Update

According to this article in AFR online, there's and AGM later this year .. but it was held in Singapore the other month. Angus Houston withdraws from CPA Australia review panel Jul 3 2017 at 3:36 PM | by Edmund Tadros and Patrick Durkin Angus Houston has made a shock exit from the review of CPA Aus...
by Red_Ferrari
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Directors of CPA Australia in detail
Topic: CPA Australia – Board Director Advert is up!
Replies: 10
Views: 2281

Re: CPA Australia – Board Director Advert is up!

. The Chair of the Board of Directors gets a casting vote. Nothing is left to chance. geez, the existing board still elect themselves (their replacements) via the Chairman, and we're in the grandstands watching. It'd be a brave chairman who chose to exercise his casting vote if all 23 returned blan...