“(1) For the purposes of determining whether or not an applicant is a fit and proper person to possess the substance concerned (as required by section 95B(3)(a) of the Act), the Authority must have regard, and give such weight as the Authority considers appropriate, to the following matters:
“(d) any other court order made against the applicant, whether in New Zealand or elsewhere, that is, or may be, relevant to the application:
“(e) the applicant's behavioural history, including any history of violence, drug abuse, or alcohol abuse:
“(2) In the case of proceedings referred to in subclause (1)(b), the Authority may defer consideration of the application until the proceedings have been determined.
“(3) The Authority is not limited to the matters specified in subclause (1), and may seek, receive, and take into account any other information or evidence that the Authority considers relevant.
“(4) If the Authority proposes to take into account any information that is, or may be, prejudicial to the applicant, the Authority must give the applicant a reasonable opportunity to refute or comment on it.
“(5) Subclause (4) does not require the Authority to disclose any information that would be likely to endanger the safety of any person.
“(6) If, in reliance on subclause (5), the Authority decides to with-hold information from the applicant, the Authority must inform the applicant of his or her right to seek a review of that decision by an Ombudsman under the Official Information Act 1982.