Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993



A person who is a member of a group of individual trustees is not liable under any offence of strict liability or civil penalty provision of this Act or the regulations in respect of any contravention resulting from a failure by the person to ensure that a particular thing occurs if the person proves that he or she:

(a) made all inquiries (if any) that were reasonable in the circumstances; and

(b) after doing so, believed on reasonable grounds that his or her obligations were being complied with.


In a prosecution for an offence of strict liability against a provision of this Act or the regulations, a defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matters in this section (see section 13.4 of the Criminal Code ).


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