(1) A company or a related body corporate must not pay, or agree to pay, a premium for a contract insuring a person who is or has been an officer or auditor of the company against a liability (other than one for legal costs) arising out of:
(a) conduct involving a wilful breach of duty in relation to the company; or
(b) a contravention of section 182 or 183.
This section applies to a premium whether it is paid directly or through an interposed entity.
Note: This section has an extended operation in relation to officers and auditors of the corporate director of a CCIV: see section 1225E.
(2) An offence based on subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.
Note: For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .