Banking Act 1959

Part IX - Miscellaneous  

SECTION 69C   Conduct of directors, employees and agents  

(3)  
Where it is necessary to establish, for the purposes of this Act or the regulations, the state of mind of a person other than a body corporate in relation to particular conduct, it is sufficient to show:


(a) that the conduct was engaged in by an employee or agent of the person within the scope of his or her actual or apparent authority; and


(b) that the employee or agent had the state of mind.

(4)  


Any conduct engaged in on behalf of a person other than a body corporate by an employee or agent of the person within the scope of his or her actual or apparent authority shall be deemed, for the purposes of this Act and the regulations, to have been engaged in also by the first-mentioned person unless the first-mentioned person establishes that the first-mentioned person took reasonable precautions and exercised due diligence to avoid the conduct.

(5)  
Where:


(a) a person other than a body corporate is convicted of an offence; and


(b) the person would not have been convicted of the offence if subsections (3) and (4) had not been enacted;

the person is not liable to be punished by imprisonment for that offence.

(6)  
A reference in subsection (3) to the state of mind of a person includes a reference to:


(a) the knowledge, intention, opinion, belief or purpose of the person; and


(b) the person's reasons for the intention, opinion, belief or purpose.

(8)  
A reference in this section to engaging in conduct includes a reference to failing or refusing to engage in conduct.

Note:

For provisions relating to proof of offences by bodies corporate, see Part 2.5 of the Criminal Code .




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