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The AGM in Singapore

Discussions about the constitution and how CPA Australia is run
cks
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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by cks » Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:13 am

Hi, for CPA members based in Sydney, will they be broadcasting in the 111 Harrington St?
Not that i dont want to watch it live stream on my own pc, but i will like the opportunity to view and participate with other cpa members.

JJF
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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by JJF » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:13 pm

When i rang head office to ask about the agm, i was told staff had been instructed not to answer any questions.

She was insistent i give my member number so 'management ' could call me back to discuss!!!

What a joke!!!!!!

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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by nakedadmin » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:57 pm

The "Important member information" document, 16 pages, was only circulated selectively. It's correct that they request and record the member number. So you're right to think they are monitoring the members that call. This is what we pay them to do!?!?!?!? Refer: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=78
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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by JJF » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:32 pm

Force the EGM after the AGM so members can at least attend.

The resolutions have to be broader than directors fees and focus on the ongoing disclosure of remuneration on the same basis as publicly listed companies.

Anything less will give them wriggle room.

That will force them to raise the issue with all members.

Not sure how to deal with the sponsorship issue though.

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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by nakedadmin » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:10 am

HI JJF,

I agree it needs much more fixed than Directors fees. The main issue is actually that rank and file members need to have control of the organisation. That may be achieved by directly voting for Directors but it could happen that we vote for Directors and still do not have control. We need a much more engaging election process and need to have the information available about what the Director has been doing so that we can vote them out if they keep supporting things that we disagree with like the Australian Open. Perhaps there is a role for a council like the representative council to set the strategy of the organisation and has the power to veto things like Australian Open sponsorship or undertake investigations into the decisions/operations of the organisation like CPA Australia Advice etc. I don't have all the answers here and am looking for suggestions. But I do want to point out that voting for Directors would not by itself stop this and I think that Alex with the high profile he has would probably get elected if he wanted it. Think about that!
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desmond
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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by desmond » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:21 am

Agree - the fundamental issue is that the members must be able to elect the Directors who are then accountable for the governance of the organization (including management of/selection of the CEO, remuneration and disclosures of such).

CPA must move to an accountability structure that has equal or better oversight/transparency to the professional companies that many of it's members represent.

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Re: The AGM in Singapore

Post by aceone » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:11 am

Hi all
Couldn't find a more suitable subject title.... does anybody know where this year's AGM is being held (2019)? Does anybody know if it will be held a couple of days in advance of the Public Practice Conference again (same as in 2018)?
Reason for asking: to plan my workload and make travel plans to the mainland. And, don't want to have to travel 2x to mainland so that I can attend AGM.

There are still questions to ask. Questions such as
1. "how many members didn't renew their membership for 2019"? I can't decide whether to anticipate an answer of "hundreds/thousands" or "barely anybody".
2. "of the non-renewing members, how many were public practitioners?"
3. "how many members have attained dual membership with CA ANZ since Nov 2017?", and "how many of those are public practitioners?"

I will look forward to seeing whether the new Board have been alert to these sorts of changes, and of course I'll look forward to hearing the numbers.
Tracey Jones (right now, I'm too embarrassed to admit that I'm a fully paid up member), CA
CTC Taxation & Accounting Services Pty Ltd
Sorell Tas 7172

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