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COMBAT SPORTS ACT 2013 - SECT 67

Notice to show cause why order should not be made

67 Notice to show cause why order should not be made

(1) The Authority must, before making a prohibition order against a person, give the person a show cause notice and consider any response by the person within the period specified in the notice.
(2) A show cause notice must:
(a) specify the grounds on which the order is proposed to be made and specify the proposed terms of the order, and
(b) invite the person to give reasons to the Authority, within the period specified in the notice (being a period of not less than 14 days after the notice is given), as to why the order should not be made, and
(c) specify the date and time of a meeting of the Authority at which the person may also attend and respond to the notice, and
(d) advise the person that the person may be represented at the meeting by a legal practitioner or other person, and
(e) advise the person that it is an offence to provide false or misleading information in response to the notice, and
(f) if the proposed order is a health and safety prohibition order, suspend any registration of the person as a combatant from the giving of the notice until the Authority determines whether or not to make the prohibition order.
(3) The Authority must ensure that the show cause notice does not, in specifying the grounds on which an order is proposed to be made or otherwise, disclose the existence or content of any criminal intelligence report or other criminal information without the approval of the Commissioner of Police.
(4) A person who is given a notice under this section may respond to the notice in writing or at a meeting of the Authority or in both ways.
(5) A notice under this section may be combined with a notice relating to proposed disciplinary action given under section 31.
(6) The Authority is to determine, after the end of the period specified in the show cause notice, whether or not to make the prohibition order.



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