Australian Parliament passes bill to reform electronic signing of documents, virtual and hybrid meetings

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EY Global

14 Feb 2022
Subject Tax Alert
Categories Corporate Tax
Jurisdictions Australia

On 10 February 2022, the Corporations Amendment (Meetings and Documents) Bill 2021 (Corporations Bill) (available here) passed both Houses of the Australian Parliament. Passage of the bill makes permanent the reform on electronic signing under section 126 and section 127 of the Corporations Act for Australian corporations, and also makes permanent the reform on hybrid and virtual meetings. Though this bill does not include all legal documents nor all legal entities, it remains a significant change for Australia in adapting to the digital age. Royal Assent of the Bill is expected in the coming days.


For additional information with respect to this Alert, please contact the following:

Ernst & Young (Australia), Corporate Law, Sydney
  • Alex Worner
  • Amber Cerny
  • Adam Coonan
  • Steve Johns
Ernst & Young LLP (United States), Australia Tax Desk, New York
  • David Burns
Ernst & Young LLP (United Kingdom), Australia Tax Desk, London
  • Naomi Ross

For a full listing of contacts and email addresses, please click on the Tax News Update: Global Edition (GTNU) version of this Alert.