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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2008-2009 Week 1 Hansard (9 December) . . Page.. 91..


MS GALLAGHER (continuing):

significant decrease can be attributed to contributions to problem gambling now being reported separately.

Under the new incentive scheme for problem gambling, contributions totalling $392,000 were reported. When the categories of problem gambling and social welfare are combined there has in fact been an 8.6 per cent increase in contributions compared to the previous year.

In relation to other categories for the 2007-08 financial year the following contributions were made: non-profit activities, $2.1 million or 14 per cent of total contributions—an increase of 11 per cent on the previous financial year; community infrastructure, $202,531 or 1.4 per cent of total contributions. This is a decrease of 8.4 per cent.

While there is no minimum level requirement for community contributions from hotel and tavern gaming machine licensees, nine of the 12 gaming machine licensees made community contributions in the 2007-08 financial year. These licensees contributed a total of $52,170, which is a 29 per cent decrease compared to the last financial year.

Historically, hotels and taverns tend to contribute to three of the permissible categories. For the 2007-08 financial year, the sport and recreation category received 86 per cent of all contributions made by hotels and taverns, with seven per cent going to charitable and social welfare organisations and seven per cent to non-profit activities. The commission's report contains comprehensive data on gaming machine activity in the ACT.

Papers

Ms Gallagher presented the following papers, which were circulated to members when the Assembly was not sitting:

Financial Management Act, pursuant to section 26—consolidated financial report for the financial quarter and year-to-date ending 30 September 2008.

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—annual reports 2007-2008—

ACT Gambling and Racing Commission, dated 28 August 2008;

ACT Government Procurement Board, dated 3 September 2007;

ACT Insurance Authority, dated 16 September 2008;

ACTEW Corporation Ltd;

ACTTAB Ltd, dated 19 August 2008;

Department of Treasury (2 volumes), dated 22 and 25 September 2008;

Exhibition Park Corporation, dated 31 August 2008;

Rhodium Asset Solutions, dated 12 September 2008;

Totalcare Industries Ltd, dated 16 September 2008.

Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—annual report 2007-2008—ACT Health, dated 12 September 2008.


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