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Dear Tasmanian CAs,  

It has been a busy start of the year, with Premier Jeremey Rockliff surprising most commentators and calling a snap early election, which has now been run and, kind of, won. 

While there was no majority for either of the major parties, it looks like Jeremy Rockliff will form Government in the coming weeks, with independents David O’Byrne and Christie Johnston along with the Jacqui Lambie party likely to hold the balance of power. 

Once we have an idea of who it who in the new Government, we look forward to meeting with both the Treasurer and Shadow Treasurer to continue our dialogue with Government on matters affecting the sector. 

Elsewhere, we were invited to participate in a series of Community Care Risk Forums hosted by AON Insurance in the north, north-west and south, with all reports suggesting it was very well received and a worthwhile undertaking for CA ANZ to undertake. 

Then it was on to our annual certificate presentation and award nights, recognising CA Program candidates who have achieved merits, welcoming a number of new members alongside celebrating the achievements of members achieving their Certificate of Public Practice. Both evenings ended with recognition of members who had been elevated to fellowship and recognising those who have achieved a significant professional milestone including David Back FCA receiving a 60-year service award in Hobart and then in Launceston, Louis Johnson OAM was recognised for 50 years of membership. 

It was heartening to see many members in attendance on the night, with us all coming together to celebrate being part of CA ANZ. 

Bo Xu FCA 
Chair – CA ANZ Tasmanian Council