Date posted: 25/10/2018 3 min read

Tasmania Regional News October 2018

Find out what's been happening in Tasmania.

In Brief

  • Update from Duncan Pittard, Regional Manager – Victoria & Tasmania
  • Recap of last month’s events and news
  • Message from Paul Breen, Tasmania Chair

2018 Tasmanian Annual (Ordinary) General Meeting

The 2018 Tasmanian AGM was held in Hobart on Thursday 18 October, with the meeting chaired by Tasmanian Council Chair Paul Breen FCA.

The AGM provides members a great opportunity to hear a local update on activities undertaken on their behalf by the Tasmanian Council and to hear an organisational update from Hugh McKenzie FCA, the Tasmanian representative on the Chartered Accountants ANZ Council.

I also wanted to recognise the outstanding service of two members on behalf of the Tasmanian membership over many years:

  • CA ANZ Board Member Mike Blake FCA, who will retire from the Board at the end of this year. Mike has been an outstanding servant of the profession and Tasmanian members over many years, including as Chair of the Tasmanian Regional Council in 2008 and 2009.
  • CA ANZ Council Member Hugh McKenzie FCA will retire from the CA ANZ Council at the end of 2018. Hugh was the inaugural Tasmanian representative on the CA ANZ Council from the date of the merger and also served as Chair of the Tasmanian Council in 2014.

Both members have made an enormous contribution on behalf of the profession and members in Tasmania and thoroughly deserve the appreciation of our members and the organisation.

Sponsorship of the CEDA Tasmanian State of the State event – Friday 23 November

I’m delighted to confirm that Chartered Accountants ANZ has been announced as one of the major sponsors of the CEDA (Committee for Economic Development in Australia) Tasmanian State of the State event, to be held in Hobart on 23 November, featuring Tasmanian Premier the Hon Will Hodgman MP.


For more information and to book.

Click here

Communications Preferences and Privacy

Privacy is a critical issue for Chartered Accountants ANZ and we remain focused on respecting member privacy with a commitment to protecting members personal information.

To ensure members are still able to receive information that allows them to leverage the support, services and products provided by Chartered Accountants ANZ I wanted to provide a reminder on how members can ensure their 'preferences' remain up to date:

  • Step 1: Visit
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  • Step 3: Click on My Communications, update your preference settings and click SAVE

If you need any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact the Member Support Team on 1300 137 322 or the team in Melbourne on (03) 9641 7400.

CA ANZ Privacy Policy

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Upcoming Events

  • World Congress of Accountants (Sydney) - Monday to Thursday, 5- 8 November.
  • Sharing Knowledge: Professional Standards Roadshow - Friday 16 November in Hobart and Launceston.
  • CEDA Tasmanian State of the State event – Friday 23 November.

For more information about any of these events, please contact us on (03) 9641 7400.

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any issues you would like to raise, and I look forward to seeing you at a Chartered Accountants ANZ function or event in the very near future!

Duncan Pittard
Regional Manager - Victoria & Tasmania

Message from Paul Breen, Tasmania Chair

I’d like to start off this month by not talking about the AFL Grand Final, especially the questionable decision to not award a free kick to Collingwood in the play which led to the decisive West Coast goal.Bring on the cricket season

And while the Pies' loss proved hard to get over, seeing many of you at some of our recent events - the 2018 Tasmanian AGM and Small Business Roadshow - has been very encouraging and has certainly helped me shake my Grand Final blues.

The opportunity to come together as a cohort is extremely valuable to membership organisations such as ours and these interactions continue to generate some great ideas to help us move forward into 2019.I will take this opportunity to again congratulate all the Tasmanian Regional Council members for being re-elected and I look forward to another productive year striving for the betterment of our profession as Chartered Accountants.

Aside from the AGM, the other event which some of you attended since my last update was the Small Business Road Show, presented by ASIC, the ACC and the ATO.

In Tasmania, where so many of the companies we work for or with are classified as small business, we should never stop learning about how to best serve the lifeblood of our local economy.I 'm sure those who made the session would agree that being informed about the tools and resources Australia's key government financial regulators can provide to help us assist these businesses was extremely valuable - if you couldn't make the session, a recording of one of the roadshow events held around the country will be available for download from the CA ANZ website at the end of the month.

Since February, I have been making the effort through these updates to introduce you to the nine members of the CA ANZ Tasmanian Regional Council. Those of you with a mind for numbers might realise this means there is only one left, and last, but certainly not least, I would like to acquaint you with Leah Orr. While Leah is currently taking a break from council after the recent birth of her second child, she has been an invaluable contributor to Chartered Accountants ANZ and the Council for the last five years.

With a passion for making younger Tasmanian's aware of the fantastic opportunities available in business without having to leave the state, Leah is a strong advocate that accounting and finance can be sexy -despite what some might say about what we do.

As always, if there is any matter you would like the Tasmanian Regional Council's assistance with, please don't hesitate to get in contact with me or another Council member.

All the best,
Paul Breen FCA

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