Date posted: 25/02/2020 4 min read

NSW regional news

NSW update regarding bushfire support, NSW Council and YCA Panel member engagement, discussion groups and events.

In brief

  • Bushfire support
  • NSW Council and Young CA Panel member engagement
  • Discussion groups - invitation to join in Parramatta and Sydney CBD

This is our first column for 2020 and it is hard to believe that we are in February already. Sadly, since our final column for 2019, we have seen the devastation and heartbreaking impact of the bushfires. Our thoughts are with those of our members who have been affected and their communities. CA ANZ has created a website page that lists a range of resources and we are coordinating a program for members to register their interest to volunteer their professional services to those in need.

These resources will be reviewed and updated regularly. If you are aware of other information or support that may be useful, please let us know. Equally, if you or any member you know needs assistance from us, please get in touch.

This year, the NSW Council will be chaired by Peter Woodley FCA and the Vice Chair is Alison Flemming FCA. We welcome new Council members, Joyce Low FCA and Joanna Balcomb FCA. I'd also like to take this opportunity to express sincere gratitude to our 2019 Chair, George Bogdanovic, who dedicated himself to the role in the interests of members. George continues as a member of Council for 2020, which is important for the continuity of the initiatives started last year, including seeking more and different opportunities to engage with members and seek feedback.

The other members of Council for 2020 are:

  • Kate Boorer FCA (who is the NSW representative on the CA ANZ Council)
  • Sam Ayoubi CA
  • Peter Wells FCA
  • Ben Wong CA
  • Camille Woods CA.

These members are your representatives and would be very pleased to hear from you if there are any issues, questions or feedback you would like to provide, and can be contacted via email.

Our NSW Young CA Panel has new office bearers for 2020 as well. Charlotte Fehon CA is the new Chair and Andrew Campbell CA, the Vice Chair. Charlotte and Andrew are looking forward to working with the YCA panel this year on events and initiatives to engage our young members, including our Provisional Members. And of course, our NSW regional office team is here to support you. Please contact me if you need any assistance.

Discussion Groups - CBD and Parramatta

Cumberland Tax Discussion Group, Parramatta - invitation to join:

The Cumberland discussion group is keen to welcome new members to the group, which comprises senior specialists and creates a forum for sharing and gaining knowledge on matters of mutual interest. With regular updates and discussions at their meetings on topics ranging from taxation, superannuation, audit and estate planning, among other topics, it is not only a good opportunity to discuss topics relevant to your role and earn CPD hours, but also to help build your professional network.

The Cumberland group meets from 7pm to 9pm on the third Monday of the month in the offices of Coleman & Greig Solicitors, The McNamara Centre, Level 11, 100 George St, Parramatta. If you are in the Parramatta area and interested in finding out more about this group please contact the Chairman Chris Lamb by email clamb@lamblowe.com.au or phone (02) 4578 3044.

Tax 15 Discussion Group - invitation to join:

The Tax 15 discussion group is keen to welcome new members to the group, which comprises tax practitioners from small- and medium-sized firms and creates a forum for sharing and gaining knowledge on matters of mutual interest. With regular updates and discussions at their meetings on the various aspects of taxation, it is a good opportunity to discuss not only topics and issues relevant to your role and earn CPD hours, but also to help build your professional network.

The Tax 15 group meets from 6pm to 8pm on the first Tuesday every month in the CA offices in Erskine Street, Sydney. If you are in the CBD area and interested in finding out more about this group, please contact Dominic Pham (email: dpham@dfkrichardhill.com.au) or David Evennett (email: jaevennett@bigpond.com).

YCA Events in 2020

Building CA networks also gives members a connection to other CAs; and your peers can often act as sounding boards on issues or professional matters. We therefore encourage members to take every opportunity to engage with colleagues, either in a professional environment or a social scene.

There are various events for young members planned for 2020, including the following – put a note in your diary and watch out for invitations for these events:

  • YCA Series (Series 1, Wednesday 2 April)
  • YCA Trivia Night (Thursday 13 August)
  • YCA End of Year event

Upcoming NSW events

Upcoming events include:

NSW Building Knowledge Series

Emerging Risks and 12 Cyber Security Tips to Reduce Business Risk - 13 March 2020.

Register Now

95th Annual Golf Tournament

Friday 20 March 2020 at the Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club, Colebee.

Registration now open

NSW - CA ANZ store

Keep up to date with upcoming member events, conferences and training in NSW via the CA store.

Find out more

Alison MacDonald
Regional Manager NSW

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