Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act 1993
Subsection 67(1) does not prohibit a trustee of a regulated superannuation fund (the RSF trustee ) from borrowing money, or maintaining a borrowing of money, under an arrangement under which:
(a) the money is or has been applied for the acquisition of a single acquirable asset, including:
(i) expenses incurred in connection with the borrowing or acquisition, or in maintaining or repairing the acquirable asset (but not expenses incurred in improving the acquirable asset); and
Example: Conveyancing fees, stamp duty, brokerage or loan establishment costs.
(ii) money applied to refinance a borrowing (including any accrued interest on a borrowing) to which this subsection applied (including because of section 67B ) in relation to the single acquirable asset (and no other acquirable asset); and
(b) the acquirable asset is held on trust so that the RSF trustee acquires a beneficial interest in the acquirable asset; and
(c) the RSF trustee has a right to acquire legal ownership of the acquirable asset by making one or more payments after acquiring the beneficial interest; and
(d) the rights of the lender or any other person against the RSF trustee for, in connection with, or as a result of, (whether directly or indirectly) default on:
(i) the borrowing; or
are limited to rights relating to the acquirable asset; and
(ii) the sum of the borrowing and charges related to the borrowing;
Example: Any right of a person to be indemnified by the RSF trustee because of a personal guarantee given by that person in favour of the lender is limited to rights relating to the acquirable asset.
(e) if, under the arrangement, the RSF trustee has a right relating to the acquirable asset (other than a right described in paragraph (c)) - the rights of the lender or any other person against the RSF trustee for, in connection with, or as a result of, (whether directly or indirectly) the RSF trustee ' s exercise of the RSF trustee ' s right are limited to rights relating to the acquirable asset; and
(f) the acquirable asset is not subject to any charge (including a mortgage, lien or other encumbrance) except as provided for in paragraph (d) or (e). Meaning of acquirable asset 67A(2)
An asset is an acquirable asset if:
(a) the asset is not money (whether Australian currency or currency of another country); and
(b) neither this Act nor any other law prohibits the RSF trustee from acquiring the asset. 67A(3)
This section and section 67B apply to a collection of assets in the same way as they apply to a single asset, if:
(a) the assets in the collection have the same market value as each other; and
(b) the assets in the collection are identical to each other.
Example: A collection of shares of the same class in a single company.
For the purposes of this section and section 67B , the regulations may provide that, in prescribed circumstances, an acquirable asset ceases to be that particular acquirable asset. RSF trustee 67A(5)
Paragraphs (1)(d) and (e) do not apply to a right of:
(a) a member of the regulated superannuation fund; or
(b) another trustee of the regulated superannuation fund;
to damages against the RSF trustee for a breach by the RSF trustee of any of the RSF trustee ' s duties as trustee.67A(6)
A reference in paragraph (1)(d) or (e) (but not in subsection (5)) to a right of any person against the RSF trustee includes a reference to a right of a person who is the RSF trustee, if the person holds the right in another capacity.
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