Coronavirus (COVID-19): Latest updates and resource hub

As organisations work hard to manage the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Governance Institute of Australia is here to support our members during this challenging time.

We have taken some important steps to address our operations while prioritising wellness: Moving all our postgraduate students to fully online study, and ensuring we continue streamlined operations with all Governance Institute staff now working remotely.

As part of our package of resources for members, we have curated this page as a central source of information and latest news related to coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be keeping it up-to-date with our latest guides, articles, webinars and media releases.

We have also created a dedicated email channel for our members to be in touch with suggestions of how the Governance Institute of Australia can best provide support during this time. This support may be through creating specific resources such as guidances or articles, or our Policy & Advocacy team’s continued lobbying on matters that will better assist governance and risk management professionals — particularly in this current environment.

We look forward to hearing from you. Send us a message here.

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Updates for members

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - information for members and customers (updated 31/03/20)

Webinars

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Know your directors’ duties and how to manage them (to be held on 6/04/20)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Evolving business impact and continuity planning (recorded webinar) 

Guidance

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

Guidance — Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on AGMs

Media releases & news

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

New guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) and the impact on AGMs released as key failings of Corporations Act exposed  

Flexible work and the hybrid AGM: Coronavirus (COVID-19) set to be a catalyst for faster pace of workplace change

Is your business continuity policy ready for coronavirus?

Media mentions

AGMs need 21st century update: GIA (The Australian 24/03/20)

Thinking about the future of work in the time of coronavirus (The Sustainability Report 21/03/20)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) puts continuity planning, supply chain issues and staff travel under the spotlight  (The Business Conversation 10/03/20)

Key announcements

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission

Charity operations and COVID-19

Australian Tax Office

Support measures to assist those affected by COVID-19

Australian Tax Office – COVID-19 support measures

Fact sheet: Providing temporary relief for financially distressed businesses

ASIC

Guidelines for meeting upcoming AGM and financial reporting requirements

Facilitating capital raisings during COVID-19 period

ASX

ASX live updates on COVID-19

ASX Regulatory Relief and Updated Guidance during COVID-19 Pandemic

The Chartered Governance Institute

Good practice for virtual board and committee meetings

For the latest official information and updates, please visit the following web pages:
World Health Organisation (WHO)  
Australian Government - Department of Health
SmartTraveller

State and Territory Health Departments:
Queensland Health
NSW Health 
Victoria - Department of Health and Human Services
SA Health
ACT Health
WA Department of Health
Tasmanian Department of Health
Northern Territory Department of Health 

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