(1) Before recording any demerit points in respect of an approved service delivery organisation, the Minister must give written notice to the organisation.
(2) The notice must state—
(a) the failure that makes the approved service delivery organisation liable to have the demerit points recorded against the organisation; and
(b) the number of demerit points specified in respect of that failure that the Minister proposes to record against the organisation; and
(c) the right of the organisation to object to the Minister's decision by giving written notice to the Minister within 20 working days after the date of the Minister's notice (the stated 20-day period); and
(d) that an objection must include a statement of the organisation's reasons for objecting; and
(e) the Minister's right to record the demerit points if—
(i) no objection is made within the stated 20-day period; or
(ii) an objection is made without a statement of reasons; and
(f) the consequences of further demerit points being recorded against the organisation.
(3) The Minister may withdraw a notice at any time, in which case demerit points will not be recorded against the organisation in respect of the failure specified in the notice.
Section 296T: inserted, on 9 September 1999, by section 65 of the Fisheries Act 1996 Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 101).