Financial Sector Reform (Hayne Royal Commission Response) Act 2020 (135 of 2020)

Schedule 9   Adjustment of APRA and ASIC's roles in superannuation

Part 2   Adjustments relating to financial services

Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993

63   Subsection 56(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

(2) A provision in the governing rules of a superannuation entity is void in so far as it would have the effect of exempting a trustee of the entity from, or indemnifying a trustee of the entity against:

(a) liability for breach of trust if the trustee:

(i) fails to act honestly in a matter concerning the entity; or

(ii) intentionally or recklessly fails to exercise, in relation to a matter affecting the entity, the degree of care and diligence that the trustee was required to exercise; or

(b) liability for an amount of a criminal, civil or administrative penalty incurred by the trustee of the entity in relation to a contravention of a law of the Commonwealth (including this Act); or

(c) the payment of any amount payable under an infringement notice (however described) given under a law of the Commonwealth (including this Act); or

(d) liability for the costs of undertaking a course of education in compliance with an education direction (within the meaning of this Act).