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Charity Fundraising: It’s time to end Racially Stereotyped Children’s Images

Despite significant criticisms, international charities persist in using racially stereotyped images of children in fundraising advertising. “This is because, obviously, such images yield the most donations”, says Prof Janek Ratnatunga, the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA ANZ). In an in-depth study titled ‘Racial Stereotyping in Advertising: The Monetary vs. Societal Impact [...]

Charity Fundraising: It’s time to end Racially Stereotyped Children’s Images2022-05-02T07:57:34+10:00

Reversing the Plastic Pandemic: CMA ANZ calls for a ‘Plastic Credit’ Cap-and-Trade-Solution

Nov 18, 2021 - A ‘black swan event’ is one that whilst being extremely rare and of severe impact, is nevertheless characterised by the widespread insistence it was obvious in hindsight. The Covid-19 pandemic was described as such an event. “Environmental damage is a swan of a different colour, a green one” says Prof Janek [...]

Reversing the Plastic Pandemic: CMA ANZ calls for a ‘Plastic Credit’ Cap-and-Trade-Solution2021-11-18T11:15:58+11:00

Why Australia is a Safe Haven for Criminals and Money Launderers

Accountants, Lawyers, and Real-estate professionals are actively lobbying to avoid reporting suspicious transactions. Newspapers and other media outlets have this week reported stories on corrupt activities involving casinos, money laundering, foreign influence, tax avoidance, offshore companies, tax havens, anti-corruption bodies, lax regulation, quantitative easing, and young families being shut out of overheated real-estate markets. “All [...]

Why Australia is a Safe Haven for Criminals and Money Launderers2021-10-12T12:42:54+11:00

Why Australia’s Regulators are Powerless in KPMG Exam Cheating Scandal

Is it time for a Royal Commission on the Auditing profession? In mid-September 2021, The Australian arm of one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious accounting firms, KPMG, was fined A$613,000 by a US accounting watchdog, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), after a review found widespread cheating by staff on training tests [...]

Why Australia’s Regulators are Powerless in KPMG Exam Cheating Scandal2021-09-21T12:44:24+10:00

Afterpay: Tech Hype used to Hook Financially Unsavvy Millennials

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia & NZ In early August 2021, payments fintech Square announced its intention to acquire Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm, Afterpay, for A$39 billion (US$29b) - the biggest ever merger and acquisition agreement in Australian history. However, this tech company is still to make a profit. “This is [...]

Afterpay: Tech Hype used to Hook Financially Unsavvy Millennials2021-08-20T08:07:41+10:00

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy: Give Megabucks not just Beer Money

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia & NZ Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia & New Zealand), says that the Australian Federal Government should be offering megabucks – at least 1 million dollars each, for every person who dies as a direct result of a Covid vaccination. And [...]

Countering Vaccine Hesitancy: Give Megabucks not just Beer Money2021-08-05T11:10:40+10:00

Australia Should be Exporting Climate Solutions instead of Climate Problems

Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, says that Australia should change its priorities from mining lithium to refining and processing lithium batteries, and  ultimately manufacturing electric vehicles.

Australia Should be Exporting Climate Solutions instead of Climate Problems2021-06-17T10:11:31+10:00

Australia’s Chaotic Climate Policies – A National Shame

Prof Janek RatnatungaCEO, CMA Australia Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, says that Australia is a ‘conspicuous laggard’ and that its climate policy has been more ‘spin than substance’. In an hard-hitting opinion piece he says that Australia cannot continue to ignore the dramatic shift towards ‘climate action’ [...]

Australia’s Chaotic Climate Policies – A National Shame2021-03-01T11:03:38+11:00

Qantas’ Dubious ‘Middle Seat’ Costings Should be Independently Audited

Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants, makes the case for independent cost audits in an article titled “The Case for Statutory Cost Audits: Qantas’ Dubious ‘Middle Seat’ Costings”.He says that the federal government’s A$60B forecasting error in its JobKeeper subsidy, followed by Centrelink’s ‘Robo-Debt’ income averaging error requiring repayments of between $720m to $1.5 [...]

Qantas’ Dubious ‘Middle Seat’ Costings Should be Independently Audited2021-02-08T15:50:18+11:00

The $60b JobKeeper ‘Windfall’ – Best Used To Boost Local Manufacturing Capabilities

Professor Janek Ratnatunga, CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA), makes the case in an article titled “Funding Manufacturing Post COVID-19: A National Security Issue" that the $60b JobKeeper ‘windfall’ due to the a self-reporting error by 1000’s of Australian businesses will be best used to boost local manufacturing capabilities of essential items [...]

The $60b JobKeeper ‘Windfall’ – Best Used To Boost Local Manufacturing Capabilities2021-02-08T15:43:44+11:00
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