Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 2 Hansard (18 February) . .
have two jury courts available for trials. Obviously, there are only so many trials you can fit into the availability of two jury courts. We will be increasing the number of jury courts significantly, and that will ensure more capacity to conduct criminal trials where a jury is needed to be empanelled in a much more efficient and timely way. So that is just one example of where the provision of up-to-date and improved court facilities is delivering efficiencies across the justice system.
MR WALL: My question is to the Minister for Racing and Gaming. There has been industry interest regarding the government's gaming machine reform package. How will the proposed changes to taxation rates for gaming machine revenue be implemented?
Ms Burch: Sorry, Mr Wall; could you repeat the question.
MR WALL: The question was: there has been industry interest regarding the government's gaming machine reform package. How will the proposed changes to the taxation rates for gaming machine revenue be implemented?
MR BARR: Madam Speaker, I have responsibility for taxation matters, so I am happy to take the question. The government has—
Opposition members interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Order! It is not unusual for ministers to say that they actually have carriage of it. It is not a big thing.
MR BARR: If I need to remind members, I have responsibility for taxation matters, as Treasurer, and I am working with Minister Burch in relation to this particular gaming reform package. Taxation changes associated with gaming machines can be adjusted as part of the budget process or associated with pieces of legislation that are introduced to this place. They would be the two primary mechanisms for any changes to taxation in relation to gaming machines to be introduced.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Wall.
MR WALL: Minister, how are taxation rates for the clubs adjusted?
MR BARR: Either by legislation or by instrument.
MADAM SPEAKER: A supplementary question, Mr Smyth.
MR SMYTH: I will keep it simple. Minister, how will the taxes be collected?
MR BARR: Through the established mechanisms within the commission and the Revenue Office.
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