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Meeting Tips

I thought it suitable to provide some tips for a productive meeting:

  • General discussion is not mentioned in the legislation so there is no explicit right for an owner to speak at a general meeting.
  • Remove emotion from the meeting as this can cause unnecessary tension. You are there to vote not to express your personal opinion. If you feel it is necessary to ventilate an opinion, view, grievance or instigate a detailed discussion, this can and ideally should be done before the meeting takes place.
  • Ensure owners are aware of the meeting processes and what they need to do to vote at the general meeting.
  • You cannot take or deliver another’s persons voting paper to the general meeting. The voting paper must be sent from the voter to the secretary or the person depicted in the voting instructions. Any voting papers handed in by a third person will be invalid.

For further information and for general queries about the body corporate legislation, please contact the Information Service on Freecall 1800 060 119, email or visit our website

This article was contributed by Chris Irons, Commissioner for Body Corporate and Community Management.

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