(1) Subject to this Act, an insured has a duty to disclose to the insurer, before the relevant contract of insurance is entered into, every matter that is known to the insured, being a matter that:
(a) the insured knows to be a matter relevant to the decision of the insurer whether to accept the risk and, if so, on what terms; or
(b) a reasonable person in the circumstances could be expected to know to be a matter so relevant, having regard to factors including, but not limited to:
(i) the nature and extent of the insurance cover to be provided under the relevant contract of insurance; and
(ii) the class of persons who would ordinarily be expected to apply for insurance cover of that kind.
(2) The duty of disclosure does not require the disclosure of a matter:
(a) that diminishes the risk;
(b) that is of common knowledge;
(c) that the insurer knows or in the ordinary course of the insurer's business as an insurer ought to know; or
(d) as to which compliance with the duty of disclosure is waived by the insurer.
(3) Where a person:
(a) failed to answer; or
(b) gave an obviously incomplete or irrelevant answer to;
a question included in a proposal form about a matter, the insurer shall be deemed to have waived compliance with the duty of disclosure in relation to the matter.