1. Please note in relation to meetings that:
a) attendance at the Annual General Meeting and other meetings of members of Australian Unity enables you to:
i) participate in the governance of Australian Unity;
ii) ask questions about, and comment on, the management of Australian Unity, its financial standing and performance;
iii) ask the auditor of Australian Unity questions about the conduct of the audit of Australian Unity and the preparation and content of the auditor’s report; and
iv) vote on any proposal to amend Australian Unity’s constitution or on any other matter in relation to the management of Australian Unity;
b) notices of meetings inform you about matters in relation to which you may wish to attend a meeting;
c) if you are entitled to attend, and cast a vote at a meeting you may appoint a proxy to attend and vote for you at the meeting;
d) if you do not elect to receive notice of meetings, Australian Unity is not required to give you notice of its meetings; and
e) despite you electing not to receive notices of meetings, or not making an election, you may at any time request Australian Unity to give you personal notice of meetings.
2. Please note in relation to annual reports that:
a) the annual financial reports of Australian Unity each set out information about:
i) the financial position and performance of Australian Unity;
ii) the efficiency with which Australian Unity is being managed; and
iii) the financial risks to which Australian Unity is exposed;
b) if you do not elect to receive the annual financial reports, Australian Unity is not required to send copies of the annual financial reports to you; and
c) despite you electing not to receive the annual financial reports or not making an election, you may at any time elect to receive the annual financial reports.
3. If Australian Unity has not received your communications preferences for the Annual Report and Notice of Annual General Meeting within 30 days of asking for your election, then you will be taken to have not made an election to receive any notices of meetings of members (unless otherwise specified on your member letter/email) or the annual financial reports of Australian Unity.
4. Regardless of your response, the legislation requires us to give you notice of any meetings at which certain types of business is to be considered.