Coronavirus (COVID-19): Resource hub

We have curated this page as a central source of information and latest news related to coronavirus (COVID-19). 

How can we help you during the pandemic?

We have 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.

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Update on short courses

While all of our short courses are available online, some are now also being delivered in a face-to-face and Zoom format.



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Video series: Managing during a pandemic – governance professionals share their stories

Kate Brown FGIA, Group Governance Counsel at SEEK,

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Simon Pordage FGIA Company Secretary at ANZ and Governance Institute member and Brand Ambassador

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Diane Smith-Gander AO FGIA, Non-executive Director, Wesfarmers and AGL and Governance Institute Brand Ambassador

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Webcasts and Webinars

In the news

Skills boost and board overhauls a key part of proposed new governance standards for aged care

'An historic budget in a tumultuous year' - Governance Institute of Australia responds to Federal Budget 2020

Governance Institute welcomes 'super registry' funding, further steps on virtual meetings 

Guide released to help organisations navigate new world of virtual AGM's 

AICD and Governance Institute launch new report: Governance through a crisis

New arts collaboration to help promote ‘en pointe’ governance

Corporates call on Federal Government to adopt policies for sustainable recovery from COVID-19

Extension of COVID-19 changes to Corporations Act welcomed by Governance Institute

Paid pandemic leave cost burden should be absorbed by government - not business

Time to lift governance in the aged care sector: Governance Institute launches updated guidance to assist embattled industry

Making the workplace COVID safe: Survey shows transformation underway as Australia prepares to get back to the office 

'Mired in the 19th century': Governance Institute calls for COVID-19 changes to Corporations Act to be made permanent 

Lack of crisis planning exposed: Survey of 393 executives identifies top risk pressure points

Overdue changes to corporations act welcomed by Governance Institute

Board minutes during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tech overhaul to allow documents to be witnessed electronically

Preparing for an AGM during COVID-19. We address your burning questions

Managing fraud and corruption during coronavirus (COVID-19): New 'corruption prevention advice' issued

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? 

There was no authority on how to handle this': How sport negotiated its way through COVID (Sydney Morning Herald 12/12/20)

Post-pandemic changes will see constant need for adaptation in risk management (Lawyers Weekly 8/12/20)

Ranking Australia’s most and least ethical occupations (ABC radio 24/11/20)

We're selling houses, they're saving lives': The professions rated the most ethical during the pandemic (Australian Financial Review – BOSS 17/11/20)

Major overhaul of governance needed for the aged care sector (Lawyers Weekly 25/10/20)

Pivoting on a pinhead and keeping calm under pressure: NFP leaders share how they responded to COVID-19 (Probone Australia 22/10/20)

Call for new governance standard in aged care (Inside Ageing 22/10/20)

Top tips from experts on conducting a risk assessment (In the Black 01/10/20)

Budget 2020: Lawyers react to Frydenberg delivery (Lawyers Weekly 07/10/20)

Navigating the new world of virtual AGMs (Lawyers Weekly 22/09/20)

Governance Institute backs recommendations for virtual AGMs (Financial Standard Sustainability 18/09/20)

Governance Crisis challenges highlight transformation throughout pandemic (Lawyers Weekly 15/09/20)

Let’s keep equality on the agenda during COVID-19 (Lawyers Weekly 27/08/20)

Spotlight on aged care governance needed (National Seniors Australia 05/08/20)

Workplace transformations well underway across corporate Australia  (Lawyers Weekly 31/07/20)

‘Time to lift governance in the aged care sector’ (Lawyers Weekly, 30/07/20)

Calls for funding to cover aged care pandemic leave entitlement (Australian Ageing Agenda 29/07/20)

Cost of pandemic leave should be absorbed by government – not business (Inside Ageing 28/07/20)

Cutting red tape for business communications will help modernise operations (Lawyers Weekly 18/06/20)

Why not make the changes permanent? The Governance Institute has called for the government to bring the Corporations Act into the 21st century (Minter Ellison news 10/06/20) 

Corporations Act must move out of the 19th century (Lawyers Weekly 8/06/20)

“Overdue” changes corporations act welcomed Governance Institute (The Business Conversation 6/05/2020)

Frydenberg amends Corporations Act (Financial Standard 6/5/2020)

COVID-19 an opportunity for tax reform (Accountants Daily 23/4/2020)

The-GC's role during COVID-19 (Lawyers Weekly 7/4/2020)

Further changes needed to upcoming AGMS (Lawyers Weekly 7/4/2020)

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)

Updates and announcements

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission
Charity operations and COVID-19

Australian Tax Office

Update to JobKeeper payment

Additional support during COVID-19

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

Current COVID-19 (coronavirus) scams

APRA adapts 2020 agenda to prioritise COVID-19 response 


 Guidelines for meeting upcoming AGM and financial reporting requirements

Facilitating capital raisings during COVID-19 period

Closing a small business

Supporting people making financial decisions during COVID-19

COVID-19 implications for financial reporting and audit: FAQs 


ASX live updates on COVID-19

ASX Regulatory Relief and Updated Guidance during COVID-19 Pandemic

Australian Chamber of Commerce
COVID-19 support for Australian businesses

Australian Cyber Security Centre 
Latest news

The Chartered Governance Institute
Good practice for virtual board and committee meetings

Managing corrupt conduct during the COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19: accessing your super

COVID-19: making financial decisions

NSW Government
NSW Government launches COVID Check for businesses

Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Understanding your privacy obligations to your staff

SafeWork Australia
COVID-19 information for workplaces

Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
Temporary changes to continuous disclosure provisions for companies and officers

Making it easier for charities to access JobKeeper

SafeWork Australia
Guide to help you stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic

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

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