In November, CPA Australia represented members at the Australian House of Representatives Economics Committee on the implications of removing refundable franking credits.
Hong Kong Economic Survey
CPA Australia conducted a survey on Hong Kong’s economic outlook for 2019, the results of which were released in November 2018. The report received widespread coverage on TV, radio, print and online. View the media release in English (PDF) or
CPA Australia China Economic Survey
A survey of 220 CPA Australia members in Greater China to measure business sentiment. View the media release in English (PDF) or Chinese (PDF).
Singapore Budget commentary
CPA Australia provided commentary on major initiatives in Singapore 2019-20 Budget (PDF).
CPA Australia developed joint publications with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) on behalf of the Australian Auditing and Accounting Public Policy Committee (APPC) to improve audit quality.
- Improving audit quality using an individual recognition and accountability framework (PDF)
- Improving audit quality using root cause analysis (PDF) and individual recognition and accountability framework
CPA Australia is providing thought leadership and representing views of members on issues affecting the profession. Submissions are made in response to calls for comment by government, regulators and standard setters. CPA Australia’s submissions are informed by input from members and are made on behalf of members and the profession.
In 2019 we’ve made more than 40 submissions to governments, regulators and industry stakeholders in Australia, Asia, Europe and New Zealand, across a range of disciplines:
- Audit and Assurance
- Environmental, Social and Governance
- Financial Planning
- Financial Reporting
Major submissions have been:
Pre-Budget submission to the Australian Government – 2019-20 (PDF)
ASIC – Cost recovery and search fees (PDF)
FASEA – Relevant Providers Exam Draft Legislative Instrument (PDF)
IASB – Financial Instruments with Characteristics of Equity (PDF)
Tax Practitioners Board review – joint submission with CA ANZ (PDF)
View all submissions
Australian federal election analysis
Detailed analysis of the outcome of Australia’s federal election in May.
Disaster Recovery Toolkit
CPA Australia’s annual end of financial year guide for employees, investors, small business, students, and tax agents was widely reported by media outlets.
Personal income tax changes
A guide to the Australian personal income tax changes introduced in July 2019.
Thursday 26 September – #AuditorProud day is a day when auditors from across the globe celebrate the profession in online forums. CPA Australia ran a social media campaign to encourage auditors to get involved and post about their experiences on the day.
In light of Australia’s bushfires, CPA Australia updated the Disaster Recovery Toolkit. The Toolkit provides guidance to businesses impacted by disaster and can assist members and their clients with the steps to recovery. It includes information and useful links for members to access support from Australian government agencies.
APAC Small Business Survey
The APAC Small Business Survey was released across Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia. The media release attracted more than 600 media coverages across those markets. Survey findings and recommendations were also given to the local government as reference.
2020 Hong Kong Tax Survey
In Hong Kong we released the findings of the tax survey on 17 April. The release attracted 166 media coverages and a webinar on the findings will be held for members on 29 May.
ICAI Panel Discussion
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) invited CPA Australia to participate in its global webinar on the topic "Impact of COVID 19 pandemic on the Reporting and Assurance".
To help members and their clients respond to the impact of COVID-19, CPA Australia developed a COVID-19 hub on the website that features information and resources, including:
- Business advice and tips
- Financial reporting and auditing resources
- Fact sheets, FAQs, webinars, podcasts and other guidance materials
- Information about relevant regulatory responses