ACCA 45th Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 8 December 2019 at the Aerial UTS Function Centre in Ultimo, Sydney was a huge success. The quorum recorded at the AGM was 228 (voting members and proxies).

President Eric Wu presented his report for the year 2018-19. Mr Wu advised that ACCA had met all expected outcomes of the Home Care Standards when a quality review was conducted by the Australian Aged Care Quality Agency at the end of 2018. He also mentioned that ACCA will continue with its aim to be the leading provider of quality and affordable aged and community care services to the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Sydney.

Mr Wu reported that ACCA’s revenue for disability services and home care packages increased by 180% and 48% respectively compared to the previous year. He said that ACCA is committed to investing in its human resources whereby staff are encouraged to attend seminars and training workshops – this is to ensure clients receive the highest quality care.

Thereafter, Treasurer Tim Feng presented his report for the financial year ended 30 June 2019. Mr Feng reported that ACCA had achieved a surplus of $962,351 for the year, representing an increase of about 100% over the previous year. The consolidated revenue for the year was $7,254,364 which was an increase of more than 48% over the previous year.

The members unanimously approved the special resolution on the proposed amendment to the constitution regarding the appointment of Joint Patrons of ACCA.

Later on under “Other business” a member asked for the latest updates on the defamation case against the eight members who made unfounded allegations against the ACCA Board and management in 2015. Director Felix Lam explained that a settlement had been reached with the eight defendants whereby they withdrew all allegations made against ACCA and paid some damages and legal costs to ACCA. They had also issued a letter of regret. 

The following resolution was then unanimously carried –

That in relation to the recently concluded defamation action, the Board of Directors be congratulated and thanked for successfully taking legal action to protect the reputation of ACCA”.  

A member also asked the Board to take disciplinary action against those members who had been involved in conduct that were against the interests of ACCA.

The Returning Officer proceeded to announce the results of the election of directors. Eleven candidates had nominated for eight vacant positions on the Board. The eight retiring directors who nominated were easily re-elected.  

The members and guests then adjourned to a nearby restaurant for lunch and to celebrate what has been another successful year for ACCA.

We wish our clients, members and staff a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with good health, joy and prosperity.


The Editorial Team