Corporations Act 2001



Division 6 - Proxies and body corporate representatives  


249Y(1)   Rights of proxies.  

A proxy appointed to attend and vote for a member has the same rights as the member:

(a) to speak at the meeting; and

(b) to vote (but only to the extent allowed by the appointment); and

(c) join in a demand for a poll.

249Y(2)   Proxy's right to vote.  

If a company has a constitution, the constitution may provide that a proxy is not entitled to vote on a show of hands.

Note: Even if the proxy is not entitled to vote on a show of hands, they may make or join in the demand for a poll.

249Y(3)   Effect of member's presence on proxy's authority.  

A company's constitution (if any) may provide for the effect that a member's presence at a meeting has on the authority of a proxy appointed to attend and vote for the member. However, if the constitution does not deal with this, a proxy's authority to speak and vote for a member at a meeting is suspended while the member is present at the meeting.


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