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Recent changes to the Corporations Act for electronic meetings, notices, minute books and e-signing due to the Covid-19 pandemic

November 2021

The Commonwealth Parliament has introduced new temporary changes to the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) that will assist companies during the Covid-19 pandemic to conduct meetings of directors and members electronically and execute documents electronically. These amendments to the Corporations Act – which were introduced by schedule 1 of the Treasury Laws Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 (Cth) (Amending Act) – are initially proposed to be effective until 31 March 2022.

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