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Video conferencing technology will continue to be available for witnessing important legal documents such as wills, powers of attorney and statutory declarations under a new law passed by NSW Parliament, Member for Manly James Griffin said today.
“This law enables arrangements introduced at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce face-to-face contact to continue. These arrangements allow a witness to see the signatory signing a document in real time over an audio-visual link,” Mr Griffin said.
“People on the Northern Beaches have already had the opportunity to take advantage of video conferencing technology to complete these transactions safely and efficiently and we are now giving certainty that this practice can continue.”
Community organisations on the Northern Beaches impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for funding, thanks to the next round of the NSW Government’s Infrastructure Grants program opening today.
Member for Manly James Griffin said the economic impacts of COVID-19 have meant some communities across NSW have struggled to maintain sports, cultural and other social activities.
“Community sporting and cultural organisations are the lifeblood for many communities and this funding can be used for projects that foster community engagement and participation,” Mr Griffin said.