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CORPORATIONS ACT 2001 - SECT 250L

When a poll is effectively demanded

             (1)  At a meeting of a company's members, a poll may be demanded by:

                     (a)  at least 5 members entitled to vote on the resolution; or

                     (b)  members with at least 5% of the votes that may be cast on the resolution on a poll; or

                     (c)  the chair.

Note:          A proxy may join in the demand for a poll (see paragraph 249Y(1)(c)).

             (2)  If a company has a constitution, the constitution may provide that fewer members or members with a lesser percentage of votes may demand a poll.

             (3)  The poll may be demanded:

                     (a)  before a vote is taken; or

                     (b)  before the voting results on a show of hands are declared; or

                     (c)  immediately after the voting results on a show of hands are declared.

             (4)  The percentage of votes that members have is to be worked out as at the midnight before the poll is demanded.



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