SUPERANNUATION INDUSTRY (SUPERVISION) ACT 1993

PART 6 - PROVISIONS RELATING TO GOVERNING RULES OF SUPERANNUATION ENTITIES  

SECTION 59   EXERCISE OF DISCRETION BY PERSON OTHER THAN TRUSTEE  

59(1)   [Rules governing exercise of discretion]  

Subject to subsection (1A), the governing rules of a superannuation entity other than a self managed superannuation fund must not permit a discretion under those rules that is exercisable by a person other than a trustee of the entity to be exercised unless:


(a) those rules require the consent of the trustee, or the trustees, of the entity to the exercise of that discretion; or


(b) if the entity is an employer-sponsored fund:


(i) the exercise of the discretion relates to the contributions that an employer-sponsor will, after the discretion is exercised, be required or permitted to pay to the fund; or

(ii) the exercise of the discretion relates solely to a decision to terminate the fund; or

(iii) the circumstances in which the discretion was exercised are covered by regulations made for the purposes of this subparagraph.

59(1A)   [Binding beneficiary nomination]  

Despite subsection (1), the governing rules of a superannuation entity may, subject to a trustee of the entity complying with any conditions contained in the regulations, permit a member of the entity, by notice given to a trustee of the entity in accordance with the regulations, to require a trustee of the entity to provide any benefits in respect of the member on or after the member's death to a person or persons mentioned in the notice, being the legal personal representative or a dependant or dependants of the member.

59(2)   [Inconsistent rules invalid]  

If the governing rules of a superannuation entity are inconsistent with subsection (1), that subsection prevails, and the governing rules are, to the extent of the inconsistency, invalid.




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