SUPERANNUATION INDUSTRY (SUPERVISION) ACT 1993

PART 25 - MONITORING AND INVESTIGATION  

Division 7 - Offences  

SECTION 288   LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE  

288(1)  
This section applies if:


(a) under this Act, a person requires a lawyer:


(i) to give information; or

(ii) to produce a book; and


(b) giving the information would involve disclosing, or the book contains, as the case may be, a privileged communication made by, on behalf of or to the lawyer in his or her capacity as a lawyer.

288(2)  
The lawyer is entitled to refuse to comply with the requirement unless:


(a) if the person to whom, or by or on behalf of whom, the communication was made is a body corporate that is under administration or is being wound up - the administrator or the liquidator of the body; or


(b) otherwise - the person to whom, or by or on behalf of whom, the communication was made;

consents to the lawyer complying with the requirement.

288(3)  
If the lawyer so refuses, he or she must, as soon as practicable, give to the person who made the requirement a written notice setting out:


(a) if the lawyer knows the name and address of the person to whom, or by or on behalf of whom, the communication was made - that name and address; and


(b) if subparagraph (1)(a)(i) applies and the communication was made in writing - sufficient particulars to identify the document containing the communication; and


(c) if subparagraph (1)(a)(ii) applies - sufficient particulars to identify the book, or the part of the book, containing the communication.

288(4)  


A person who intentionally or recklessly contravenes this section commits an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 30 penalty units.
Note:

Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.




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