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Additional functions of Authority

205 Additional functions of Authority

(1) The Minister may, after consultation with the Authority, give directions and furnish guidelines to the Authority as to how the Authority is to exercise its functions in relation to the following--
(b) classifying local statistical areas for the purposes of Division 1 of Part 4,
(c) approving local impact assessments under Division 1 of Part 4,
(d) determining whether an area of land is a new development area for the purposes of section 37A,
(e) declaring devices as approved gaming machines under Division 2 of Part 5.
(2) Any such direction or guideline may be given or furnished only if the Minister is of the opinion that the direction or guideline--
(a) is necessary or desirable to protect the integrity of gaming in hotels and on the premises of clubs, or
(b) is otherwise in the public interest.
(3) A direction is not to be given under this section in relation to a particular application or matter being determined by the Authority.
(4) In exercising any of its functions as referred to in subsection (1), the Authority is subject to the directions and guidelines given or furnished by the Minister under this section.
(5) Directions and guidelines under this section must be in writing.
(6) In addition to the functions conferred on it by this Act, the Authority--
(a) is to keep under constant review the operation of this Act and make such recommendations to the Minister in relation to the operation of this Act as it thinks fit, and
(b) is, if directed by the Minister so to do, to inquire into, and make a report and recommendations to the Minister on, any matter connected with the administration of this Act (including the keeping and operation of approved gaming machines in hotels and on the premises of clubs), and
(c) may receive submissions or reports from any person with respect to the operation of this Act (including the manufacture, assembly, supply, sale, acquisition, servicing, disposal, keeping or operation of approved gaming machines).

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