Media Releases

You Are Currently Here:Home > Media Releases

Rod Sims, Don Rankin and Simon Griffiths inducted into the ICMA Global Accounting and Management Accounting Hall of Fame.

After a lull of two years due to Covid, the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (Australia & New Zealand) celebrated the induction of two outstanding champions into its Global Accounting and Management Accounting Hall of Fame, and launched a new category, ‘Social Purpose Innovator Hall of Fame’ at an gala dinner held at the RACV [...]

Rod Sims, Don Rankin and Simon Griffiths inducted into the ICMA Global Accounting and Management Accounting Hall of Fame.2022-11-14T11:15:41+11:00

Skills Australia removing accountants from the shortage list has some overall merit! But the reasons are complex says Management Accountant’s CEO

“Skills Australia's decision to remove accountants from the shortage list based on advertised vacancies has some overall merit, but the reasons for this are quite complex, and there are many nuances to explaining the fall in vacancies”, says Prof Janek Ratnatunga, the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA ANZ). The National Skills [...]

Skills Australia removing accountants from the shortage list has some overall merit! But the reasons are complex says Management Accountant’s CEO2022-10-12T18:13:37+11:00

Optus Data Hack: The Dark Side of Invading Social Media Privacy

The “Optus’ data breach which compromised the personal details and even identity documents such as Medicare cards, passports and driving licences of up to 9.8 million Australians leaves many questions unanswered, says Prof Janek Ratnatunga, the CEO of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA ANZ) in an in-depth study titled, Optus Data Hack: The [...]

Optus Data Hack: The Dark Side of Invading Social Media Privacy2022-10-06T10:24:21+11:00

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
Go to Top