Date posted: 29/10/2019 4 min read

Tasmania regional news

Find out what’s been happening in Tasmania.

In Brief

  • Regional Chair report
  • Regional Manager report
  • Upcoming events

Regional Chair report

Finally, across Tasmania the weather is starting to turn as we creep closer to summer.

But while turning the clocks forward for daylight savings gives us more actual sunshine hours, is Tasmania’s time in the economic sunshine coming to an end?

Earlier this month, the Tasmanian Treasury released the Tasmanian Government Fiscal Sustainability Report 2019 (which is worth a read and can be accessed here), providing a long-term perspective on the state’s fiscal outlook.

“For all scenarios, the results show projected fiscal outcomes that are manageable in the short to medium-term. However, for most scenarios, the size of the corrective action required to maintain fiscal sustainability increases significantly over the projection period,” the report reads.

The report goes on to identify the likely requirement of taxation reform in the near future, including the need to identify new sources of revenue to match a forecasted growth in expenditure, largely attributed to rising health costs.

The Council will be watching this space with interest and through our strengthening relationships with all sides of Parliament are looking forward to contributing to the discussion on behalf of our membership.

On to Member matters, on Thursday, 17 October the 91st Tasmanian Region Annual (Ordinary) General Meeting of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand was held in Hobart.

On behalf of the Tasmanian Regional Council, I would like to extend a thank you to all members who could be in attendance – it was great to catch up with you and have the opportunity to report back on Council’s achievements for 2018-19.

I would also like to publicly thank my fellow councillors for their support and contribution over the past 12 months.

There were no elections at this year’s AGM due to the recent Council composition changes implemented after the member vote earlier in the year, however Council does have the opportunity to appoint new members moving into next year – if you or another member you know might be interested we are always on the look out for new blood, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

On the night, Sophie Hill CA was deservedly acknowledged as CA ANZ’s Young Regional Advocate for Tasmania in 2019. 

Sophie joined the Council as a full member this year after her previous role as a Young Observer and I can’t congratulate and thank her enough for the contribution she has made to our profession in Tasmania so far in her young career. 

It’s wonderful to have someone of Sophie’s talent and enthusiasm among Council ranks, she certainly has a very bright future and our profession is in safe hands with people like her.

I encourage any other young members interested in following Sophie’s lead and seeking further professional development opportunities to contact Council to find out how you can become involved.

As always, if there’s anything else the Council can assist you with, please contact us via Tasmanian.Council@charteredaccountantsanz.com or by speaking with a Councillor directly.

Until next time,

Lyndal Kimpton FCACA ANZ
Tasmanian Regional Council Chair

Regional Manager report

Dear members, In this month’s update I’m pleased to advise that following the recent Tasmanian Member Roadshow events in August, Tasmania has been selected as the Australian location for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand’s member re-engagement pilot. This is great news for all Tasmanian members and will include more face to face events, access to more live-streamed and recorded sessions and more engagement opportunities using digital platforms such as My CA, LinkedIn Learning and the Tasmanian members facebook group. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions on how to improve your engagement and experience as a CA ANZ member by emailing me at andrew.quinlan@charteredaccountantsanz.com.

I’m also pleased to share that the new ‘Tasmanian Members’ group on My CA is now live for you to connect, share, learn and collaborate with fellow CAs in Tasmania. You are part of a network of more than 1,000 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand members based in Tasmania and with My CA you now have the opportunity to leverage each other's networks, meet in person and share ideas.

Please visit the ‘Tasmanian Members’ group on My CA (link below) and select the ‘Join Group’ option today:

While you are logged into My CA I also encourage you to click on the ‘Complimentary LinkedIn Learning’ button to start the activation process if you haven’t already. There are over 7,000 courses available for you to access in your own time and we are receiving great feedback from members about the content.

I’d also like to share that Walker Wayland Australasia Limited (a network of independent but like-minded professional firms) have been in touch to advise that they are holding their Annual Conference at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart from 12-15 February 2020. If you would like more information or if you would like to register your interest to attend the conference, please contact Stephen Roger FCA, Executive Officer on 0412 922 221, (02) 9951 5400 or stephen.roger@wwaustralasia.com.

As always, please feel free to share any feedback with me and I look forward to seeing you during the year.

Andrew Quinlan CA
Regional Manager – Tasmania & Victoria

Upcoming events

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