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  • Key issues under the spotlight at the Virtual Governance and Risk Forum


    For the first time, the Governance Institute’s annual Governance and Risk Forum has been transformed into a completely virtual event. 

    “What organisations do now, and how they respond to the impact of COVID-19 is vital. We are pleased to be able to showcase a range of experts who will analyse and provide guidance on what organisations need to do now  and how they can best do it, ” Megan Motto, CEO, Governance Institute of Australia. 

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  • Holding a virtual AGM? Here’s what you need to know


    Holding an AGM while adhering to social distancing rules is one of the new challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) now supports holding AGMs using the appropriate technology. Learn about how to host your own virtual AGM.

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  • Update: More change for AGMs under coronavirus (COVID-19)


    How to hold an AGM while facing the fallout from coronavirus (COVID-19)  but still be compliant with the Corporations Act  is an issue many organisations continue to traverse as they plan for their meetings in May.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) - information for members and customers


    Updated 31/03/20: The health and wellbeing of our members, event and course attendees, and employees is a key priority for the Governance Institute of Australia.

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  • Governance Institute of Australia responds: Treasury’s regulatory safety net for business


    As part of a just-announced package designed to offer businesses facing financial distress temporary relief during coronavirus (COVID-19), the Treasurer now has the power to temporarily amend provisions in the Corporations Act to provide relief from specific obligations or modify obligations to enable compliance.


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  • New guidance on COVID-19 and the impact on AGMs


    As many organisations approaching the May AGM season scramble to hold their meeting in accordance with the restrictions in place due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), while still upholding their legal requirements, the Governance Institute of Australia has said some key failings of the laws governing AGMs have been exposed.

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