Contents (2012 - 74)
Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
49 Suspension or cancellation of licences
(cf YCS Act, s 18)
(1) The Secretary may, by notice served on the licensee, suspend or cancel a boarding house licence:(a) if the Secretary is of the opinion that the licensee or any close associate of the licensee is no longer a suitable person to be involved in the management or operation of the licensed boarding house, or(b) if the Secretary is of the opinion that the continued use of the assisted boarding house under the licence would constitute an unacceptable risk to the safety, welfare or wellbeing of any person with additional needs or other persons residing at the premises, or(c) if the Secretary is of the opinion that the licensee has contravened any provision of this Act or the regulations (whether or not the licensee has been convicted of an offence for the contravention), or(d) if the Secretary is of the opinion that a condition of the licence has been contravened, or(e) on any other grounds specified in the regulations.(2) The notice served on the licensee must state the reasons why the licence is being suspended or cancelled and, in the case of a suspension, the period during which the licence is suspended (being a period of no more than 6 months).(3) The Secretary may, by the same notice, suspend the licence and provide for the cancellation of the licence at the end of the suspension period unless specified conditions are met during the suspension period.(4) A licensee whose licence is cancelled must surrender the licence to the Secretary within 28 days after the licence is cancelled.Maximum penalty (subsection (4)): 20 penalty units.