(1) If the Secretary needs further information to determine the application, the Secretary may give to the applicant a notice requiring the applicant to give the further information within 28 days after receiving the notice, or within such shorter period as is specified in the notice.
(2) The application is taken to be withdrawn if the applicant does not give the further information within the 28 days, or within the shorter period, as the case requires. However, this does not stop the applicant from reapplying .
Note: The period for giving the further information can be extended--see section 96-7.
(3) The notice must contain a statement setting out the effect of subsection (2).
(4) The Approved Provider Principles may limit the Secretary's power to specify a shorter period in the notice by setting out one or both of the following:
(a) the circumstances in which the power may be exercised;
(b) the length of the shorter period, either generally or in respect of particular circumstances.