—(1) In this Division —
“contract” includes any kind of agreement or arrangement;
“controlled contract”, in relation to a casino operator, means —
a contract that relates wholly or partly to the supply of goods or services for the operations of the casino or to any other matter that is prescribed as a controlled matter for the purposes of this definition;
a contract above a prescribed value; or
any class of contract prescribed as a controlled contract for the purposes of this definition,
but does not include a contract that relates solely to —
the construction of the casino premises;
any other class of matter prescribed as not being controlled matter for the purposes of this definition;
a class of contract of a kind approved under subsection (2); or
any other class of contract prescribed as not being a controlled contract for the purposes of this definition.
(2) The Authority may, by notice in writing given to the casino operator, approve an agreement or arrangement with a specified person for the supply of specified goods or services as an agreement or arrangement that is not a contract to which this Division applies.
(3) The Authority may, by notice in writing given to the casino operator, exempt the casino operator from any of the requirements or provisions of this Division that are specified in the notice in relation to contracts if the Authority is satisfied that the system of internal controls and administrative and accounting procedures approved by the Authority under section 138 in relation to the casino operator adequately provide for compliance with this Division.
(4) The notice under subsection (3) may specify that it applies to contracts generally or to the classes of contracts specified in the notice.
[Vic. CCA 1991, s. 29]