(1) The Chairperson may, by instrument, appoint as a gambling and liquor inspector for the purposes of this Act, gambling legislation, liquor legislation or the Racing Act 1958 a person employed under Part 3 of the Public Administration Act 2004 who, in the Chairperson's opinion—
(a) is competent to perform the functions of an inspector; and
(b) is of good reputation, having regard to character, honesty and integrity.
(2) Unless the Chairperson considers that there are special circumstances, the Chairperson cannot appoint as a gambling and liquor inspector a person who is, or at any time in the previous 2 years has been—
(a) the subject of—
(i) a disqualification determination under section 93D of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 ; or
(ii) an order made by VCAT under section 92 of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 , as in force immediately before the commencement of this section, that disqualifies the person from holding a liquor authorisation or taking part in the management of licensed premises or being employed by a person who holds a liquor authorisation; or
(b) employed by, or significantly associated with—
(i) a key operative; or
(ii) a bookmaker; or
(iii) a commercial raffle organiser; or
(iv) the holder of an on-course wagering permit.
(3) Unless the Chairperson considers that there are special circumstances, the Chairperson cannot appoint as a gambling and liquor inspector a person who is, or at any time during the previous 2 years has been, entitled to 2% or more of the voting shares in the holder of the gaming licence and the wagering licence or a former holder.