8 Secretary may seek information to assess influence

(1)

If the Secretary believes, on reasonable grounds, that a particular person may have a significant influence in a casino, the Secretary may advise that person and the holder of, or applicant for, or proposed transferee or alienee of, the relevant casino licence of that belief.

(2)

The person believed to have a significant influence in a casino or other person to whom the Secretary has given advice may provide the Secretary with information and submissions about that belief within 1 month of receiving advice of that belief.

(3)

The Secretary may then determine whether or not the person has a significant influence in a casino, having regard to submissions and information provided under subsection (2).

(4)

A determination under subsection (3) that a person has a significant influence in a casino from a particular date does not prevent the Secretary deciding that a person had a significant influence before that date.