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to apportion common expenditure across multiple clubs for community contributions. Modifications made to the act through the Gaming Machine Regulation have now been relocated to the Gaming Machine Act.
A number of reforms are also proposed to the licensing of race bookmaking. The commission will now be able to license racing activity based on the risk posed to the community without compromising the local racing industry's integrity. The amendment bill introduces a renewal system for licensees and also, for the first time, sets out streamlined processes that may be exercised by the commission when issuing and renewing a licence. These changes do not compromise the commission's ability to act if needed. The changes have been constructed with a risk-based approach in mind. The amendments provide more equity and reduce administrative red tape for applicants and licensees.
Finally, I will also mention that the bill includes minor technical amendments to the Race and Sports Bookmaking Regulation 2001, the Racing Act 1999 and the Racing (Race Field Information) Regulation 2010 to reflect the renaming of national and interstate racing boards and corresponding legislation.
The amendment bill balances the task of alleviating unnecessary red tape with the government's need to retain the integrity of the racing industry and gambling harm minimisation measures more generally. I commend the bill to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Smyth) adjourned to the next sitting.
Standing orders—continuing resolution 5AA
MRS DUNNE (Ginninderra) (11.35): I move:
That continuing resolution 5AA of the Assembly of 31 October 2013 relating to the Commissioner for Standards be amended as follows:
(1) insert new subparagraph (4)(c):
"(4)(c) If the Assembly is not sitting when the Commissioner provides a report to the Committee, the Committee may send its report to the Speaker, or, in the absence of the Speaker, to the Deputy Speaker, who is authorised to give directions for its printing, publication and circulation.".
(2) in paragraph (10), omit the words "first sitting period in 2016", substitute "last sitting period in 2016".
This motion amends continuing resolution 5AA relating to the Commissioner for Standards in two ways. The first of the amendments inserts a paragraph which allows for reports of the Commissioner for Standards to be published when the Assembly is not sitting. This was a matter which was overlooked in the original determination of the continuing resolution. As members may know, there is currently a matter being inquired into by the Commissioner for Standards. It came to our attention that if the
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