Advocacy objectives and policy priorities

Learn more about our advocacy objectives, policy priorities and positions

In brief

  • CA ANZ advocates in the public good on policy matters that impact our members, their clients and communities.
  • We work closely with our members to identify policy priorities and develop positions.
  • Policy positions are advocated through submissions, consultation and engagement with governments, regulators and standard-setters.

Our advocacy objectives

Good public policy plays an important role in building a more sustainable, prosperous and resilient future.

We aim to deliver bold, visible advocacy and thought leadership in the public good.

The main objectives of our advocacy are to:

  • Create value for our members, their clients and communities;
  • Achieve better policy outcomes in the public good;
  • Influence sound legal and regulatory reform; and
  • Increase our recognition as trusted advisers with government and other key stakeholders.

Our policy priorities

The major policy areas we advocate on are tax, superannuation, financial advice, small business, reporting and assurance, business reform, sustainability, education, skills and migration, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Our advocacy team works closely with our members to identify policy priorities and develop positions in areas that impact members, their clients and the communities they serve.

CA ANZ has updated its policy priorities and positions for advocacy in 2023 across a range of areas with input from members, to guide our approach for the year ahead, including new and updated priorities on:

  • Sustainability reporting and climate-related disclosures to reflect the significant developments both domestically and globally.
  • Anti-money laundering to reflect the extension of the regime in Australia to capture accountants and engagement in both jurisdictions around the creation of beneficial ownership registers.
  • Tackling the skills shortage through better targeted education, skills, training and migration policies, strengthening the education and migration systems and building the pipeline of talent entering the profession.
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion policies related to creating a safe, inclusive and respectful profession and strengthening our commitment to First Nations participation, representation and leadership.

How we advocate

Our policy positions are advocated through submissions, consultations and ongoing engagement with governments, regulators and standard-setters and by speaking out on issues where the profession’s expertise is relevant.

We provide different perspectives on public policy and stimulate thinking and conversation on what can be done to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Policy submission principles

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