Superannuation Safety Amendment Act 2004 (53 of 2004)

Schedule 1   Licensing, registration and amalgamation

Part 1   Amendments commencing first

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

60   After section 338


338A Liability of trustees required to ensure thing occurs

A person who is a member of a group of individual trustees is not liable under any offence of strict liability or civil penalty provision of this Act or the regulations in respect of any contravention resulting from a failure by the person to ensure that a particular thing occurs if the person proves that he or she:

(a) made all inquiries (if any) that were reasonable in the circumstances; and

(b) after doing so, believed on reasonable grounds that his or her obligations were being complied with.

Note: In a prosecution for an offence of strict liability against a provision of this Act or the regulations, a defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matters in this section (see section 13.4 of the Criminal Code).