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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deaneus
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Post by deaneus » Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:53 pm

Just got this email from Brett, and I've donated $100 - make sure you do too!

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Where to from here?
I think what has been exposed to date (media, website, emails etc) and the boards response is enough for us to stand up and act.

Amount to be raised:
$60,000 to $80,000

Time Frame:
by 15th July 2017

Use of the fund:
A multi-pronged and relatively short term approach:
1.Get ASIC involved to pursue this matter. This will involve the assistance of legal expertise from us as well.
2.To pursue regulatory and government assistance to bring this to a satisfactory resolution.
3.To pursue mediatorial resolution which will involve legal expertise and assistance.
4.To obtain an open letter of support from eminent and high profile persons.
5.To establish the legal basis, and likelihood of success, for any potential ongoing legal (or other) action.


Now is the time for action:
I hardly need to emphasise this if the current boards response is any indication of their approach and attitude. It is now or never I suggest.

How to raise the fund:
I would suggest members contribute $100, or whatever you feel comfortable with, by 15th July 2017.

Bank Account Details:
Account Name: Brett Stevenson
BSB: 732 505
Account Number: 626440

Audit and accountability:
Time is the real limiting factor in this.
It would be nice to establish a separate account and obtain perhaps tax deductibility (and that is certainly an option if anyone has the time and expertise to do so). I shall have two long term CPA members (one a life member, and the other a board member prior to 2006) to audit the account with a view especially to monitoring and auditing all expenditure which I envisage being primarily legal costs and travel and accommodation expenses.
What is critical is that contributions are totally confidential, and that expenditure is scrupulously monitored.
On such short notice that is the best I can offer.
All I can do is give my personal assurance on the above.
Clearly I shall be holding the money on your behalf.

Legal relationship:
I shall be the client in respect of the legal advice.

My involvement:
I am prepared to give another three months virtually full time to this matter.
Clearly many members have been involved and active in this for some time. But at some point, especially as this involves liaison with lawyers, and given the short time frame we have to act, I am prepared to act to move this forward.
But if others wish to do their own thing also then that's fine by me.
My only real claim to fame in this (such as it is) is because I was perhaps prepared to speak reasonably forthrightly, bluntly and publicly on these matters. Whether that is sufficient to carry this forward to an effective resolution is yet to be determined but I reckon its worth giving it our best shot.
Let me say up-front that I shall not be pursuing any further involvement in the ‘leadership’ of CPA Australia. My involvement will finish when this matter is resolved one way or the other. There are many other members who are much more capable to fill those roles when the occasion arises.

Our KPI:
If we don't raise $50,000 by the 15th July, then I shall return the money to those who contributed. If anonymous I will donate the balance to The Royal Flying Doctor Service.


Contact:
Brett Stevenson
bstevenson100@gmail.com

passedfc
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Post by passedfc » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:04 pm

Happy to make contribution on basis Brett has Outlined
This is good progress and I will pass on to network.

Brett I have emailed you separately previously and will confirm my contribution in the email as I deposit into account.
I am a former employee of CPA (Well before Malley) but some of the current players are well known to me.

chuck_meister
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Post by chuck_meister » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:24 pm

Contribution sent.

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Stomper
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Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Post by Stomper » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:41 pm

I'm IN !!!!!!!!!!!!

slaa4044
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Post by slaa4044 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:43 pm

I'm in too. And, just in case anyone suggests that those on this website hide behind the anonymity ...I support any actions to improve governance and accountability at CPA Australia.

I am embarrassed that I have just assumed, for the past decade or more, that others had their eye on the ball.

I am in a fortunate position that I am not legally exposed like some, and I can join CAANZ if I wish.

However, the blatant and continued self-interest and lack of professionalism and integrity shown by the 'leaders' of OUR organisation has to be stop and OUR brand name and good reputation re-established.

Professor Sandra van der Laan
University of Sydney Business School
sandra.vanderlaan@sydney.edu.au

Disclosures: I have received research funding in the past (including January 2016) from CPA Australia. I would like to think that the funding was awarded on the basis of the merit of my applications. I have had no assistance from those that may have or had a conflict of interest (involved in the organisation).

Uncle_Fred
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Post by Uncle_Fred » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi Brett
I've contributed $500.

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The Cyclist
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Post by The Cyclist » Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:31 pm

Commbank sending money as I type.

Clogs
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Post by Clogs » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:05 pm

Glad to chip in hope many more members will follow.

theallseeingeye
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Post by theallseeingeye » Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:14 am

I'm in , to the tune of a few hundred . After all, if things don't change, I won't be spending $700 on CPA fees in December ...

CarbonTCR
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Post by CarbonTCR » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:20 am

I'm in and paid. A really important step. Thanks, Brett

passedfc
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Post by passedfc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:35 am

In and paid and will try and round up more CPAs to contribute.
We need to keep up the momentum and support Brett and team

antiwarclan
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Post by antiwarclan » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:10 am

In and paid. I shall share this with the Chinese Accountants group.

passedfc
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Post by passedfc » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:23 am

Antiwarclan ... great to see we have someone who can contact the Chinese Accountants Group

davidboy1981
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Post by davidboy1981 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:34 am

In and Paid.
Take him out for us please Brett.

Concerned FCPA
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Post by Concerned FCPA » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:40 am

Yes, I'm in too. Embarrassed that our profession has been trashed!

007
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Post by 007 » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:06 pm

I'm backing this. Malley, his ego and his rotten accomplices need to go.

I have young associates working for me, earning humble junior accountant salaries, that are paying thousands of dollars a year in CPA fees and course costs that effectively fund the lifestyles of these people. It's disgraceful that Malley and his backers talk so proudly of surpluses. Right now the CPA is a Ponzi scheme.

Drain_The_Swamp
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Post by Drain_The_Swamp » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:37 pm

I'm in. Hope the tally is rising

deaneus
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Post by deaneus » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:41 pm

I'm loving that lots of the people paying on this page, it's their first post.

Good on you for getting involved - tell your friends!

aprilbr
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Post by aprilbr » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Based on the BSB for the bank account of the Fighting Fund the Bank is:

Westpac, Hamilton NSW. Please confirm as some banks require this for electronic transfers.

ziffelmac
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Post by ziffelmac » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:37 pm

Donated earlier today.

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