Date posted: 26/02/2020 4 min read

Queensland regional news

Find out what is happening in Queensland this month.

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Recent events
  • Upcoming events

Welcome to 2020

Once again, the year is off to a flying start, Christmas and the summer break are long forgotten, January has been and gone and we are now all eagerly looking forward to Easter! On behalf of Chair Glenn Russell FCA and the Queensland Council, we would like to wish you all a successful 2020 and encourage you all as members to get involved with your professional body.

Introducing your 2020 Queensland Regional Council Chair, Glenn Russell FCA

Glenn Russell FCA was appointed Chair of the Queensland Regional Council for Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand in December 2019. Glenn was elected to the Queensland Council in February 2014 and served on the Council's Fellowships and Nominations & Governance Committees in 2018 and 2019. Glenn became a CA ANZ member in January 2003 and a Fellow in 2015.

Glenn Russell FCA
Glenn Russell FCA

Glenn's day job is keeps him busy as a Director and Partner since 2012 at PwC, with more than 22 years' professional experience. He has worked in Western Australia and Indonesia and is now based in Brisbane, although he works on a range of projects outside Queensland and overseas.

He primarily advises clients involved in the agribusiness, retail and resources sector and has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate tax advisory, compliance, M&A, international tax, and risk and governance.

Glenn holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and is also admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland. He sits on the boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations and chairs their audit and risk committees. Glenn is looking forward to connecting with members across the state during his term as Chair.

Farewell from Penny Ellenger

On a separate note, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members that I have connected with over my time with CA ANZ for your passion for this profession, and for your commitment to your professional body. I am departing CA ANZ for a new opportunity, but hopefully I will remain very much connected to the CA community. It has been a pleasure to work with you all over these years.

Kind regards,

Penny Ellenger
Queensland Regional Manager

Recent Events

First Council Meeting for 2020 and Regional Group Chairs Committee Meeting

First Council Meeting for 2020 and Regional Group Chairs Committee Meeting
Committee at work

The committee chairs of many of our regional member groups met earlier this month in Brisbane to hear key updates from the organisation about advocacy and professional standards, the member engagement vision, social media strategy, education strategy, the My CA members landing page, and the Regional and Rural Advisory Group. In addition, there was an update on small business regulatory matters from reps from the ATO, ASIC and the Queensland Small Business Champion.

Sharing knowledge (QBCC)

Click here to access the recorded Sharing Knowledge session delivered in February by the QBCC.

Download here

Upcoming Events in March 2020

To register for the below Queensland events or to find out more, please visit the CA ANZ Webstore.

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Tuesday 03

Sharing Knowledge


Friday 06

Building Knowledge


Tuesday 10

Building Knowledge


Tuesday 10

Travel and Retail sector community event


Thursday 12

Financial Services Sector Event


Wednesday 18

Gold Coast Members Group

Gold Coast

Thursday 19

Business Valuation Breakfast


Friday 20

Certificate Presentation Ceremony


Tuesday 24

Accounting Conference


Wednesday 25

Audit Conference


Thursday 26

Rockhampton Regional Forum


Opportunities and updates

AusKey to myGovID and RAM – FAQs document

CA ANZ has produced a short FAQs document to support members in the transition from AUSkey to myGovID.

Access now

Member-provided complimentary CPD opportunities

ShineWing is hosting a complimentary event on ‘Employment Taxes Update 2020’ that will outline the latest tax news and changes in Brisbane. To register, please click here.

Queensland Government Immediate Industry Recovery Package – COVID-19

The Queensland Government has announced a $27.25 million package to provide immediate assistance to industry to help Queensland deal with the impact of the coronavirus COVID-19, following advice from industry about how tough business has been after the virus struck in January.

The package is intended to provide immediate relief to affected businesses and to help them sustain jobs while work is done to contain COVID-19 (coronavirus). The Immediate Industry Recovery Package provides targeted financial support and advice; promotes Queensland through marketing and media activities; and provides counselling and support to businesses and students.

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