PIPA Annual Conference

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Theme: Post Covid Economic Recovery


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Particularly in relation to those debtors who are suffering unemployment / reduced hours.

How do we address the problem and what is the solution in relation to insolvency?

Date: Tuesday 7th December 2021


  1. Where does the future lie for debt agreements?
    • Moderator: Sophie Elsworth, Journalist, The Australian
    • Opening Speech: Senator the Hon Amanda Stoker, Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General
    • PIPA board member, Ben Paris, DCS Group, Director
    • Cat Newton, Consumer Action, Senior Policy Officer
  2. Financial Literacy – general populous education
    • Alexander Hassall, Your Financial Wellness, Founder
  3. Small business restructuring – a guide to the process
    • Andrew Bowcher, RSM, Partner
  4. Financial Councillors – the role they play in the insolvency sector
    • Jon O’Mally, Financial Counsellors’ Association of Queensland, Executive Officer
  5. Economic Update for 21/22
    • David Plank, ANZ Research, Head of Australian Economics
  6. Debt Management Firms / Impact of new ASIC credit licensing rules
    • Liam Hennessy, Gadens Lawyers, Partner
    • Cameron Jones, Gadens Lawyers, Graduate
  7. AFSA update on personal insolvency statistics
    • Ignatius McBride, AFSA, Director of Data Analytics
    • Mark Findlay, AFSA, Director of Practitioner Supervision
  8. ATO/Discussion on recovery of outstanding
    • Murray Grayburn, Debt Assist, Director
  9. Closing discussion – debate topic: “The effect on mental health”
    • Moderator: Sophie Elsworth, Journalist, The Australian
    • Opening Speech: Greg Hunt MP, Federal Health Minister
    • The panel includes:
      • PIPA Board member, Richard Symes, Credit Repair Director
      • John Winter, ARITA, Director
      • Andrew Bowcher, RSM, Partner
      • Mark Findlay, AFSA, Director of Practitioner Supervision
      • Andrew Spring, Jirsch Sutherland, Partner
      • Patrice O’Brien, Beyond Blue, Chief Community Officer

After each topic, there is time allocated for live Q&A sessions.

PIPA Board Members:

  • Chairman, Murray Grayburn, Debt Assist, Director
  • Secretary, Ben Paris, DCS Group, Director
  • Richard Symes, Credit Repair, Director
  • Melissa Glenn, Lanyana Financial Group, Relationship Manager
  • Jasmyn Mumme, Active Debt Specialists, Managing Director

PIPA is proud to announce their chosen charity for the 2021 conference is Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has recently developed a free program called NewAccess for small businesses and sole traders.

PIPA encourages you to get involved – learn more about mental health coaching support specifically designed for personal insolvency industry professionals and sole traders…

What is NewAccess?

NewAccess for Small Business Owners

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health coaching program, developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders the support they need.

The program uses Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) that allows participants to recognise the way they think, act, and feel and break unhelpful thoughts.

Over six sessions, coaches with a small business background will work with you to overcome difficult issues, providing you with practical skills to manage stress and get you back to feeling like yourself.

At your first appointment your coach will complete an initial assessment with you, and develop a program tailored to your individual needs.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is available nationally by phone or video call.

Donate to Beyond Blue Today – see PIPA link below

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