Articles from during the Pandemic - Governance Implications

Articles from during the Pandemic - Governance Implications

Updated AGM guide responds to significant change in the law

An updated guide to holding hybrid and electronic AGMs has been launched to help organisations across Australia as the peak meeting season gets underway. Following key legislative changes, Governance Institute has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Law Council of Australia, and the Australasian Investor Relations Association to release updated guidance in time for the 2021 peak AGM season.
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Can you mandate vaccinations in your organisation?

By Michael Selinger, Jennifer van Bronswijk, Natasha Jones, Julia Wyatt and Olivia Lawrence, Holding Redlich
The impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant across the country is challenging how governments, public health experts and employers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this article, WOB Partner Holding Redlich law firm explores the legal basis for a mandatory vaccination policy and the key legal considerations for employers.
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Virtual/Hybrid shareholder meeting checklist

Virtual and hybrid annual general meetings have been given the thumbs up after new laws were passed in parliament recently allowing AGMS to be held electronically with pandemic conditions placing restrictions on face-to-face gatherings. But for many boards and organisations, making changes to the usual meeting routine can seem daunting. Computershare has developed a Virtual/Hybrid Shareholder Meeting Checklist built for Company Secretaries.
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Never waste a good crisis – what we can learn from the misfortune of other organisations

Lyn Nicholson, Holding Redlich
The old saying “never waste a good crisis” has never been as relevant as it is now. Many organisations are facing business issues in circumstances they never expected and are needing to respond in agile ways. 
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Board leadership and performance in a crisis

Every industry across the globe has faced a crisis at some point in time. While most large companies survive, many struggle for years following a period of severe adversity. Others prevail and become stronger than before. How companies address crises has changed over time, as has the role of the board.
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Solving the problem of the empty boardroom

Many organisations are now considering contingency plans for their AGMs. Could COVID-19 add much needed fuel to the fire around the virtual and hybrid AGM debate?
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COVID-19: Making decisions in tough times 

UGM Consulting | March 2020

This briefing examines these decision-making challenges and how you can do the best job possible in a demanding and complex situation, where regular routines and typical methods may be inadequate.
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Five key questions your organisation needs to answer

AON outlines five key questions you organisation needs to answer. 
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What are the Cyber Risks of COVID-19?

Concern about the spread of the Coronavirus has triggered the largest “work-from-home” mobilization in history. What practical steps can organisations take to remain cyber resilient amid the crisis?
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The Legal Implications: Briefing note COVID-19 responses

Clayton Utz's COVID-19 Response Briefing Note helps you chart your course through these early days of the outbreak in Australia. 
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