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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 13 Hansard (27 November) . . Page.. 4869 ..


gaming machine revenue will not be able to be counted as community purpose contribution.

The amendments make some technical amendments to clause 109 to ensure the heading and language in section 35 of the Gaming Machine Regulation better reflect that the power under which that section is made relates to the club annual reports.

The bill crystallises the government's reforms to reduce the number of gaming machines and to ensure that the community benefits more from the gaming machine revenue that clubs receive. I thank all of those who have contributed to the development of the bill, including the clubs industry and the community, and Mr Neville Stevens AO for his analysis. I commend the bill to the Assembly.

Question put:

That this bill be agreed to in principle.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 12 : Ms J Burch, Ms Orr, Ms Cheyne, Mr Pettersson, Ms Cody, Mr Ramsay, Ms Fitzharris, Mr Rattenbury, Mr Gentleman, Mr Steel, Ms Le Couteur, Ms Stephen-Smith

Noes 9 : Miss C Burch, Mr Milligan, Mrs Dunne, Mr Parton, Mr Hanson, Mr Wall, Mrs Jones, Mrs Kikkert, Ms Lee

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Bill agreed to in principle.

Detail stage

Bill, by leave, taken as a whole.

MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Minister for Building Quality Improvement, Minister for Business and Regulatory Services and Minister for Seniors and Veterans) (4.15): Pursuant to standing order 182A(b), I seek leave to move together amendments to this bill that are minor and technical in nature.

Leave granted.

MR RAMSAY: I move amendments Nos 1 to 11 circulated in my name together and I table a supplementary explanatory statement to the amendments [see schedule 1 at page 4915].

MR HANSON (Murrumbidgee) (4.16): I want to speak very briefly to this bill. I do so at the detail stage following Mr Ramsay's closing speech at the in-principle stage.


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