142 Procedure for specifying, varying, or revoking minimum operating standards

(1)

The Secretary must notify the holder of the relevant casino licence and other persons who the Secretary considers are affected by a proposal to specify, vary, or revoke the minimum operating standards of the casino licence.

(2)

Notification under subsection (1) must include—

(a)

the reason for the proposal; and

(b)

the procedure to be followed before the Secretary makes a decision relating to the proposal.

(3)

The holder of the casino licence and other persons affected may make written submissions to the Secretary concerning the proposal within 20 working days after the date of the notice under subsection (1) or within any longer period that the Secretary allows.

(4)

The Secretary must consider any submissions made under subsection (3) and may, if he or she considers it appropriate, seek comment from the holder of the casino licence on the submissions received.

(5)

The Secretary must notify the holder of the casino licence and other persons affected of—

(a)

the Secretary’s decision concerning the proposal and the reasons for the decision; and

(b)

the right to appeal the decision and the process for an appeal.