(1) The Minister may determine that specified changes to a racing agreement are necessary or desirable for ensuring that the agreement is in the best interests of racing in New South Wales.
(2) The Minister may notify the parties to the racing agreement concerned of the determination and direct that the changes specified in the determination are to have effect. Those changes have effect for all purposes as if the agreement had been amended by the agreement of the parties.
(3) This section does not limit or otherwise affect the ability of the parties to a racing agreement to agree to make changes to the agreement.
(4) In this section,
"racing agreement" means the following--(a) the agreement titled "Racing Distribution Agreement" dated 11 December 1997 between the NSW Totalizator Agency Board, NSW Racing Pty Limited, the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Board, Harness Racing New South Wales and the Greyhound Racing Authority (NSW), as in force from time to time,(b) the agreement titled "Intra-Code Deed" dated 3 March 1998 between the NSW Thoroughbred Racing Board, AJC, Sydney Turf Club, Provincial Association of New South Wales and NSW Country Racing Council, as in force from time to time.
(5) The Minister may not make a determination under this section after 31 January 2011.