Event Details

Thursday, 26 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (AEDT)


AIHS Member: Complimentary


Event Organising Body: 
Australian Institute of Heath & Safety
(03) 8336 1995


Join us on Thursday 26 November 2020 for the AIHS Special General Meeting, this is an online event only, commencing at 5.00pm (AEDT).


The review of the AIHS Constitution proposes changes that will modernise the language of the Constitution, improve the functioning of the Board and help the AIHS adapt to contemporary challenges, such as the use of virtual technologies for meetings of members.

The marked-up version of the Constitution (Attachment A) includes the following changes:

  • Updating the description of the objects of the Institute to better reflect the breadth of priorities, strategies, activities, and outcomes of the Institute (clause 4)

  • Ensuring the use of virtual technologies and online voting are accommodated in the operation of meetings and elections (clause 20 and sub-clause 30.1)

  • Introducing a mechanism for managing Board member vacancies which arise during the term of appointment (sub-clause 30.5)

  • Clarifying the process for appointing an alternate director of the Board (clause 33)

  • Streamlining the management of out of session decisions made by the Board (clause 36)

  • Modernising the rules relating to a quorum at a Board meeting (clause 40) and Board delegations (clause 46)

  • Aligning the Constitution with current AIHS policies (e.g. clause 9) and the operations of the AIHS (e.g. clauses 9.6 and 10.5), and

  • Removing gendered language, outdated transitional clauses and duplication.

I encourage you to review the detailed changes in document named 'Attachment A'. An explanation for each amendment is provided in the margins of this document.

For your reference a copy of the current version of the Constitution and a 'clean' copy of the draft Constitution has been provided.

If you have any questions about the proposed changes, please contact me at

That the Safety Institute of Australia Limited modify its Constitution as identified in tracked changes as set out in Attachment A in accordance with section 136(2) of the Corporations Act 2001 to be effective from the date this resolution is passed.

As stated in the Voting Instructions and How to Participate in the SGM document, if giving a proxy to another member, that member must be present online.  Should you wish to appoint a proxy please complete this form and return it to us by no later than 5:00pm AEDT on Tuesday 24 November, 2020.

For details on voting and how to participate in the SGM, please click HERE.

 Thursday 26 November 2020
Time: 5.00pm (AEDT)
Cost: AIHS Members Complimentary 

To register your attendance at the SGM, please click HERE.


  1. Opening & Chair’s Welcome

  2. Declaration of Proxies

  3. Declaration of Quorum

  4. Passing of Resolution

  5. Close of meeting

By order of the Board on 4 November 2020

Many thanks

Chris Deftereos
Company Secretary