- Regional Manager update
- Regional Chair update
Regional manager update
I’d like to thank Tasmanian Regional Council Chair, Lyndal Kimpton for hosting a very productive meeting with the Tasmanian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein MP this month. The meeting was a great opportunity to further develop our State based advocacy and engagement work which is being led by the Tasmanian Regional Council.
Recap on last month’s events
On Thursday 16 May we held a Building Knowledge session at the Salamanca Inn on "How best to communicate with the ATO on debt recovery". Travis Anderson of Deloitte Financial Advisory and Chris Groves of Dobson Mitchell Allport Lawyers covered a range of areas both practitioners and tax payers should be aware of. Thanks so much to Marg Marshall of WLF Accounting and Advisory for hosting the session on behalf of CA ANZ.
On 6 May and 7-8 May, CA ANZ hosted our annual Accounting Conference and Audit Conference, respectively at Crown in Melbourne. It was great to see so many of our Tasmanian members and their guests attending the conferences for which we’ve received some great feedback including suggestions of topics and speakers for next years’ event.
Please keep an eye out for event invitations or to search our Education Store for upcoming events over the next couple of months:
As always, please feel free to share any feedback with me and I look forward to seeing you throughout the year.
Andrew Quinlan CA
Regional Manager – Tasmania & Victoria
Regional Chair update
May has been a big month in both State and Federal politics. The return of the Coalition Federal Government was a surprise to many and their victory was helped made secure by Liberal victories in the northern Tasmanian seats of Bass and Braddon after a north-south divide was played upon during campaigning.
While I am a proud northerner, I am also a proud Tasmanian and I think I speak for most when I say we should be trying to put parochialism behind us in order to advance the economic prospects of our entire state.
At the time of writing, Treasurer Peter Gutwein is busy putting the final touches on his budget, the contents of which will no doubt raise new opportunities (and perhaps challenges) in your day-to-day working lives.
The Tasmanian Regional Council had the pleasure of meeting with the Treasurer at the beginning of this month, giving us the opportunity to discuss a number of issues important to our members with the state’s top financial decision maker.
The Council is committed to advocating for broad tax reform in Tasmania. We firmly believe that with many of us at the coalface of Tasmania’s financial workings, CA ANZ members can add immense value to this conversation. I encourage you all to consider ways Tasmania’s tax system can be improved and we welcome any feedback you may have.
I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a big congratulations to Ilma Lisson, Tasmania’s first female CA, for achieving 70 years membership this year. Ilma was a trailblazer for females in our profession, rising through the ranks at a time when women were not always afforded the same professional opportunities as our male counterparts.
It was a true honour to visit Ilma to present her with a 70-year membership certificate, and on behalf of all female CAs in Tasmania I thank her for the role she has played in paving the way for us to have fulfilling professional lives as CAs.
As always, if there are any other matters you would like to discuss with the Council, please do not hesitate to contact us.