Date posted: 26/10/2020 5 min read

South Australia and Northern Territory regional news

Update on recent and upcoming events for South Australia and Northern Territory.

In brief

  • Regional Manager update
  • Upcoming Online Events
  • Exclusive Member Offerings & Member Resources

Update from the Regional Manager

CA ANZ has begun a phased return to our offices subject to local guidelines and some of our team members are working from the Adelaide office 2 or 3 days per week, but we are not yet open to members. We will provide further updates on this as the situation evolves.

We recently held a unique AGM in that our 87th edition of the event was conducted completely online. Thank you to our Chair Luke Kerins for hosting the event and updating our members and congratulations to Jodie Silvester (NT) and Anthony Stewart (SA) on being elected to the SA/NT Council from 2021. Thank you also to Luke and Tyson Holt whose terms expire at the end of this year and to the members that nominated for Council, it is great to increased engagement in our organisation. Keep an eye on your emails for details about nominating for the single appointed position we still have available on the SA/NT Council.

Our first face-to-face event in over 6 months took place on Friday 9 October as we hosted a Future of Business breakfast with our State Treasurer, Rob Lucas, MLC. Mr Lucas was expertly interviewed by political journalist Tory Shepherd covered a range of topics including:

  • The assumption of the implementation of population wide vaccinations by the end of 2021 in the economic forecasts of the Federal budget, State budget to be based on similar assumptions.
  • Increased optimism in the Federal Budget around unemployment peaking at 8%, not 10% as stated in earlier assumptions by the Federal Government.
  • State Budget to mirror Federal in large levels of expenditure and debt, but the Government is comforted that the Reserve Bank is intervening and low interest rates will be in place for the foreseeable future, ensuring that borrowing is taking place at record low interest rates;
  • There will be a significant increase in government funded infrastructure projects including schools, hospitals, roads and sporting infrastructure as a part of a 2-year economic stimulus recovery program.
  • Continued focus on support for small to medium-sized businesses in SA through grants, payroll tax relief extended until the end of 2020, and looking at other measures to support the SME segment.
  • Increase in expenditure over the past 20 years has been far greater in non-GST items and therefore has not grown at the rate it was forecast to, despite this and some other tax discussions in other states, there is little chance of any significant National tax reform right now.
  • The Treasurer cannot foresee any changes to Payroll Tax in the short, medium or long term.

In other interesting news, Bronny Speed, Leader of Financial Advice at CA ANZ was recently interviewed on ABC radio on the impacts of low interest rates for investing. She spoke of options available and suggested CAs were well placed to assist consumers, especially those who are CA Financial Planning Specialists. For the full interview, click here.

Scott Jones
SA-NT Regional Manager

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Office Update and Events

The Adelaide office remains closed to members for the time being. CA ANZ continues to monitor government advice on social distancing and public gatherings, and our number one priority is protecting and supporting our members, our team and the more vulnerable members in our communities.

Workshops, conferences and most education events will primarily remain online across Australia and New Zealand. This means there are more offerings available to you through the delivery of our online events. Please go to the CA ANZ Store page and watch your emails (check your junk email folders now and then) to see what events are coming up for members across Australia and New Zealand. We'd love to see you online!

With our pivot to digital event delivery we are creating more opportunities to engage with you, and for you to connect with us and your fellow peers. We encourage members to join the COVID-19 Group on MyCA to engage with other members and access resources during this challenging time.

CA ANZ Store

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Practice Ignition

Chartered Accountants ANZ are excited to announce a new Member Benefits partnership with Practice Ignition. Members will now have access to CA ANZ approved engagement letter templates via the Practice Ignition platform, helping save time while staying compliant.

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Career development and transition toolkit

Are you looking to make a career transition? CA ANZ have developed resources that could assist you with developing you career and making a change, such as how to build a personal brand, our new Career Transition Guide, or our webinar on how to master your career in 2020.

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Every month, your fellow Chartered Accountants access hundreds of eBooks, audiobooks and articles from a dynamic catalogue of professional business, accounting and personal development resources. Tap into a wealth of resources and see what's hot at CA Library right now.

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Member Resources

There are a number of resources available for members including, but not limited to:

My CA

Your space to connect, share, learn and collaborate.

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Your COVID-19 Hub

A dedicated hub that is regularly updated to ensure members are equipped to navigate the serious long-term economic and business impacts from this pandemic.

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As part of the COVID-19 Member support project, we have collated themes which members have identified as areas they could use resources on, and built pages to house resources for each theme:

For further information on South Australian Events

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For further information on Northern Territory Events

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