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Amendment 5

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This motion makes a number of technical and administrative changes to the resolution of the Assembly referring annual reports and financial reports to the relevant standing committees of the Assembly. These anomalies have been identified by the committee secretariat following resolution of the motion, and this motion seeks to amend that motion to provide for clarification of those anomalies.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Unlawful Gambling Bill 2009

Debate resumed from 15 October 2009, on motion by Ms Gallagher:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

MR SESELJA (Molonglo-Leader of the Opposition) (10.06): The opposition will be supporting this bill. This bill has provided the opportunity to modernise many of the provisions relating to the regulation of gambling in the ACT. I thank the Treasurer for the briefing that was provided by the Gambling and Racing Commission and her staff.

This bill is the culmination of an extensive period of research, consultation and consideration. The final result of the commission's work is a piece of legislation that approaches the matter of gambling and illegal gambling in a reasonably balanced and sensible way.

As the minister said when introducing this bill, all gambling will be unlawful unless it is explicitly sanctioned as being a lawful gambling activity-a means of responding to the fertile human mind, which is always thinking up new ways to gamble. Any legislation dealing with gambling has to balance the nature of a gambling activity with


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