Section 42 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Investigations of Liquor Licence Applications and is set out below.
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42 Investigations, inquiries and referrals in relation to licence applications
(1) If the Authority receives an application for a licence, the Authority:
(a) may carry out such investigations and inquiries in relation to the application as the Authority considers necessary for a proper consideration of the application, and
(b) is to refer the application to the Director-General (unless the regulations otherwise provide).
(2) The Director-General is to inquire into, and to report to the Authority on, such matters in relation to the application as the Authority may request.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2), the Director-General may carry out such investigations and inquiries in relation to the application as the Director-General considers necessary.
(4) In particular, the Director-General may refer to the Commissioner of Police details of the application together with any supporting information in relation to the application that the Director-General considers to be appropriate for referral to the Commissioner.
(5) The Commissioner of Police may inquire into, and report to the Director-General on, such matters concerning the application as the Director-General may request.