(1) For the purposes of any proceedings under this Act, any conduct engaged in on behalf of a body corporate is deemed to have been engaged in also by the body corporate if the conduct was engaged in by an employee, agent or officer (within the meaning of section 9 of the Corporations Act) of the body corporate within the scope of the actual or apparent authority of the employee, agent or officer.
(2) If, in any proceedings under this Act, it is necessary to establish the state of mind of a body corporate in relation to particular conduct, it is sufficient to show—
(a) that the conduct was engaged in by an officer of the body corporate within the scope of the officer's actual or apparent authority and the officer had that state of mind; or
(b) that the conduct was engaged in by an agent of the body corporate and—
(i) the agent acted at the specific direction or with the specific consent or agreement of the body corporate; or
(ii) the agent had that state of mind; or
(iii) the body corporate was aware of the agent's state of mind when the conduct was engaged in.
(3) A reference in this section to the state of mind of a person includes a reference to the knowledge, intention, opinion, belief or purpose of the person and the person's reasons for the intention, opinion, belief or purpose.