College aborts EGM half way through meeting

The RACGP executive is in damage control mode after a "catastrophic" IT failure forced the cancellation of an online vote on proposed changes to the college constitution.

Last night's extraordinary general meeting (EGM), conducted online for the first time, started late and lasted five awkward minutes before RACGP council chair Dr Tim Koh pulled the plug because of recurring dropouts in the live stream.

About 300 GPs logged on to watch the aborted meeting, which was called so the college membership could vote on whether to revamp the RACGP constitution by creating a new all-powerful corporate