The Government has passed legislation renewing temporary relief that allows companies to use technology to meet regulatory requirements under the Corporations Act 2001.
These temporary relief measures will allow companies to hold virtual meetings and use electronic communications to send meeting materials and execute documents until 31 March 2022. This should ensure that companies can meet their obligations as they continue to deal with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the extension of this relief, the Government will now seek to introduce permanent reforms later this year to give companies the flexibility to use technology to hold meetings, such as hybrid meetings, and sign and send documents.
🔗 For more information, read the official: media release.