Corporations Act 2001
(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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