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When suspension takes effect etc.

             (1)  A suspension under section 32FA takes effect:

                     (a)  if the notice under subsection 32FA(1) states that the suspension is necessary to prevent a potential risk of death, serious illness or serious injury--on the day on which the notice is given to the person; or

                     (b)  in any other case--on a later day specified in the notice, being a day not earlier than 28 days after the notice is given to the person.

             (2)  The suspension has effect until:

                     (a)  the Secretary revokes it under section 32FC; or

                     (b)  the end of:

                              (i)  the period specified under subsection 32FA(4); or

                             (ii)  if the period is extended under subsection (3) of this section--the period as so extended.

Extension of suspension

             (3)  The Secretary may, by written notice given to the person, extend the period specified under subsection 32FA(4) by a further specified period not exceeding 6 months.


             (4)  As soon as practicable after giving a notice under subsection (3), the Secretary must cause to be published in the Gazette or on the Department's website a notice setting out particulars of the extension.

Notice not a legislative instrument

             (5)  A notice under subsection (3) is not a legislative instrument.

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