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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 7 Hansard (29 June) . . Page.. 2807..


policy last year in this place. I was very pleased to see the development of the active 2020 document.

When I was consulting with the community groups, it was at a time when the sporting and recreation groups and the industry as a whole were waiting for the findings of the Crawford report, a major review of the Australian sport system. As we know, the Crawford report struck a balance, and I believe that is correct, between the elite and community-based sports. This government realises that both these aspects of sport and recreation are worthy and deserving of support.

As I said earlier, the goals of the active 2020 strategy are:

To increase participation in competitive, non-competitive and social sport and active recreation activities at all levels

To provide opportunities for achieving excellence in sporting performance

To ensure access to quality and sustainable infrastructure for the delivery of these activities

Again, that strikes the right balance.

In this motion I have focused on the aspects of active 2020 which support the partnership between community sporting and recreation groups and clubs and the government. I believe that these strategies within the active 2020 strategy documents are a clear opportunity for sporting and recreation groups and for the government to fully embrace these strategies and go forward to gain the benefits that will flow to the whole community.

I am really pleased that this motion has gone through with minor amendments today. As I said before, the government has been happy to accept those minor amendments. I am sure that we have a good result from this debate today, and I thank members for their contributions.

Motion, as amended, agreed to.

Sitting suspended from 12.23 to 2 pm.

Questions without notice

Gaming machines—regulation

MR SESELJA: My question is to the Chief Minister. Chief Minister, can you explain the content, intent and administrative processes for regulating community contributions from poker machine venues?

MS GALLAGHER: I am not sure that this falls within my portfolio but the Assembly has set out a regime for community contributions. That is very clear in the legislation. I am not certain if it is the gaming machine legislation; I can be corrected


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