Date posted: 22/08/2019 4 min read

South Australia and Northern Territory regional update August 2019

Find out what is happening in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

In brief

  • Recap of what is going on in SA and NT
  • New Events

Regional Manager Update

Make your mark and take a seat at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Theatre lovers can etch their name into the history of one of Australia's most iconic buildings, by purchasing a seat in the redeveloped Her Majesty's Theatre – the last remaining Tivoli Theatre in Australia.

As part of Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation's Buy A Seat fundraising campaign, the public can purchase one of three seat plaque options - $1000 for 3 years, $3000 for 25 years or the Corporate rate of $5000 for 25 years.

A new Buy A Seat website allows donors to choose the seat on which their bronze plaque will be located - in the Stalls, Dress Circle or Grand Circle levels.

The campaign has already gained support from local and national celebrities including performer Hugh Sheridan, media personality Jane Doyle and Adelaide's favourite son David Campbell OAM.

Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation Chair Legh Davis: "Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation is working hard towards our fundraising target of $5 million. This is an exciting opportunity for people to make their mark on theatre history - you can buy a seat in your own name, give it as a gift or dedicate it to someone special."

Adelaide Festival Centre CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier AM: "Her Majesty's has been the home of entertainment for South Australians for more than 100 years and this is one of the most significant theatre redevelopments in Australia."

Adelaide Festival Centre is currently re-developing Her Majesty's Theatre as part of a $67 million project. The redeveloped Her Majesty's Theatre is set to re-open in the first half of 2020.

To purchase your seat, visit or call 08 8216 8826.

Her Majesty's Theatre

South Australia

Tuesday 25 June
Building Knowledge Series: Topical Discussion Issues in Business Valuation

It's been a while between drinks to some extent for our Business Valuation community in Adelaide and in late July Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand rectified that with our latest Building Knowledge series event.

Robust and insightful discussion from Hugh McPharlin, Gregory Wiese and Peter Holmes on some of the topical issues impacting business valuations, including whether you need to be licensed to provide business valuations and the issues relating to market value. Thanks for your contributions and volunteering your time to pull this together.

Hugh McPharlin, Gregory Wiese and Peter Holmes

Wednesday 10 July
Strategies for Success Series - Investment and Wealth Creation Panel

It was a great turnout for our Young CA Panel's Strategies for Success series event where we discussed all things investment and wealth planning. Interesting insights from our panel of speakers with key take aways including sifting through the "fake news" headlines, who do you trust or believe?; interest rates at an all time low, too early to tell if this is impacting the market; confidence levels, auction clearance rates are on the up; market conditions are great in the SA market for first time home investors; fixed interest versus equity investment, consistency versus volatility; super funds - keep an eye on your fees and asset allocation. Thank you to our speakers Grant Edwards, Suzannah Toop and Heather Gale for your involvement and contributions. Special mention to our host Kristen Raison for facilitating the conversation.

Speakers Grant Edwards, Suzannah Toop and Heather Gale

Friday 12 July
Catalyst: Automation in Practice Management – An Immersive Workshop

Thank you to Sunny Sirjahan Sirabas at CA ANZ and Heather Smith CA, FCCA, FICB for bringing together the Automation in Practice Management Immersive Workshop in July. Special thanks to the tech providers, practitioners and experts for sharing your insights Lee Duffield #AllInAdvisory, Christopher McColm #receiptbank, Scott Barber #FuseWorks, Ethan Cooney #PracticeIgnition, Eugene Scheepers #SpotlightReporting and Amy Holdsworth #ClaritySheet.

Catalyst: Automation in Practice Management

Friday 26 July
Young CA Series: Charity Trivia Night

It was our best turnout yet with just over 200 attendees joining us at the SA Charity Trivia Night in support of The Smith Family in late July. Just over $4800 was raised and a great night was had by all. Congratulations to our winning teams and thanks to all who supported the event.

Monday 5 August
Adelaide: Be Corporate Ready

After today's Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand session for University of Adelaide, University of South Australia, Kaplan Business School we will see a bunch of millennials just that little bit more Corporate Ready in the finance and accounting sector in Adelaide.

We worked on personal branding, assessment centre, psycho metric testing, recruitment videos and internships & heard from a fabulous panel on their road to success.

Thank you to Darien Canepa and CA ANZ members Marcus Lojszczyk, Daniella Biagi, Kathryn Fritz, Iain Kemp and Jen Clark for sharing your insights and experiences today.

Top tip of the day: "say yes to everything at least once"

Wednesday 14 August – Thursday 15 August
Building Knowledge Series: Artificial Intelligence and Ethics – the future of work

It's was a whirlwind couple of days of member engagement with Geraldine Magarey, our Leader Research & Thought Leadership at #CAANZ, talking all things AI, Ethics and the Future of Work. Six sessions across 2 days and over 200 members which included:

  • Building Knowledge series for our members working in business
  • Academia & Tertiary sector cluster
  • Conversation with HR contacts in accounting firms
  • Presentation to our NFP Discussion Group
  • Onsite briefing with the finance team at Bendigo & Adelaide Bank across their Adelaide, Bendigo & Docklands offices
  • Rounding off with a presentation to the Government Sector cluster

Northern Territory

Tuesday 30 July
Darwin: Be Corporate Ready

Accounting students at CDU had the opportunity to hear from an amazing panel of CAs talking about becoming and practicing as a Chartered Accountant. The session included discussion on personal branding, assessment centre, psycho metric testing, recruitment videos and internships & heard from a fabulous panel on their road to success.

Thankyou Stacey Kelly, Tyson Holt & Andrew Watson for sharing your insights!

Upcoming Events

South Australia

Wednesday 4 September
Building Knowledge Series: Estate Planning - A Roadmap to Success

Wednesday 18 September
ATO & Chartered Accountants ANZ: Justified Trust Workshop

18 September 2019 - 17 July 2020
The Accounting Leader Program

Friday 4 October
Forum Series: Agribusiness Forum - the future of farming & agribusiness

Thursday 10 October
Diversity Series: Talking Mental Health
SA Training Community 2019-2020

For further information on South Australian Events

For further details on each event listed above, including registration close date and registration link, please go to the CA ANZ Store.

Visit the SA store

For further information on Northern Territory Events

For further details on each event listed above, including registration close date and registration link, please go to the CA ANZ Store.

Visit the NT store