CPA members take fight for transparency to AGM
By: Katarina Taurian
Over 100 CPA Australia members have signed a resolution pushing for the association to facilitate consultation and debate between members in a more open and cost-effective way.
By a deadline of 21 March, 110 CPA Australia members signed a resolution to take to the 2018 annual general meeting (AGM), requesting the board facilitate mechanisms for members to raise debate and feedback through accessible and no or low-cost means.
Members struggled to consult with each other during last year’s governance crisis, and resorted to paying $2,351.16 to obtain a copy of the register of members, which didn’t come complete with email addresses.
Even getting a resolution out to members was a significant effort, according David Dahm, who chairs a group of members self-named the Transition Strategy Team (TST).
“Currently, there is no easy way of communicating proposed resolutions. CPA have a great set-up as a convenor, to help guide us through those discussions, and heal the wounds of the past,” Mr Dahm told Accountants Daily.
“We want to see a positive outcome, not a media storm.”
The next AGM will be held on 22 May in Melbourne.
In November last year, CPA Australia approved charters for a member engagement committee, and committed to more face-to-face and online forums within each division.
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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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