Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
This section applies if:
(a) a beneficiary of an eligible superannuation entity, or of a regulated exempt public sector superannuation scheme; or
(b) an applicant to become such a beneficiary;
quotes his or her tax file number to a trustee of the entity or scheme in connection with the operation, or the possible future operation, of this Act and the other Superannuation Acts.299LA(2)
A trustee of an eligible superannuation entity, or of a regulated exempt public sector superannuation scheme, may, subject to any conditions contained in the regulations, use tax file numbers quoted as mentioned in subsection (1):
(a) in order to locate, in the records or accounts of the entity or scheme, amounts held for the benefit of persons; or
(b) in order to facilitate the consolidation of any of the following in relation to a particular person:
(i) RSAs provided by one or more RSA providers and held by the person;
(ii) interests of the person in eligible superannuation entities or regulated exempt public sector superannuation schemes.
Without limiting subsection (2), regulations made for the purposes of that subsection may contain conditions relating to:
(a) a person consenting to use of a tax file number; or
(b) procedures that must be followed in a consolidation mentioned in paragraph (2)(b), including procedures to safeguard the integrity of the consolidation; or
(c) a trustee disclosing tax file numbers to another trustee, or to an RSA provider, in order to facilitate such a consolidation.
This section does not affect the operation of Australian Privacy Principle 9.
Australian Privacy Principle 9 prohibits a trustee adopting a tax file number of an individual as the trustee ' s own identifier of the individual, such as by using the tax file number as an account or membership number.