Australian Capital Territory Numbered Acts

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8. After section 8 of the Principal Act the following section is inserted:

“8A. (1) An occupier of a restaurant or licensed premises shall, on or before the first and second anniversary of the grant of a certificate of exemption, pay to the Territory the determined fee.

“(2) Where a fee payable under subsection (1) is not paid in accordance with that subsection, the certificate is, by virtue of this subsection, suspended.

“(3) A suspension under subsection (2)—

        (a)     takes effect on the day after the anniversary of the grant of the certificate on or before which the fee should have been paid; and

        (b)     ceases when the annual fee is paid or the certificate is cancelled, whichever first occurs.

“(4) The Minister may cancel a certificate that has been suspended by virtue of subsection (3) for a period of not less than 3 months.

“(5) The Minister shall not cancel a certificate under subsection (4) unless, at least 1 month before doing so, he or she gives to the occupier of the relevant restaurant or licensed premises a written notice stating that, unless the determined fee is paid, the licence may be cancelled on or after a specified day.”.

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