Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2022 Week 04 Hansard (Thursday, 5 May 2022) . . Page.. 1363 ..
3) The ACT Government is considering an integrated program of activities, which includes the development of a catchment plan for improving water quality in Yerrabi Pond.
4) Yerrabi is monitored 6-8 times a year, mainly in the summer, at 0.5m intervals to 3.8m (the bottom) for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, and conductivity. Enterococci are also monitored in the water sample from the pond surface. A surface water column sample is analysed for temperature, dissolved oxygen, pH, conductivity, turbidity, total organic carbon, total suspended solids, ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen, total phosphorus, chlorophyll-a, total algae and algal composition. Yerrabi Pond is also monitored monthly at two sites (an inlet and the outlet) by Waterwatch volunteers for pH, turbidity, dissolved reactive phosphorous, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, macroinvertebrate (water bug) community composition and riparian condition.
5) Yerrabi Pond is included in the Waterwatch Catchment Health Indicator Report, which is produced annually and is available online.
6) The reports are publicly available.
7) A floating wetland is being installed in the bay draining Amaroo. Delays in supply chains have postponed this deployment and altered the design of the wetland however it is expected that the works will be completed this financial year.
ACT Gambling and Racing Commission—problem gambling incidents
(Question No 669)
Dr Paterson asked the Minister for Gaming, upon notice, on 25 March 2022 (redirected to the Minister for Business and Better Regulation):
(1) What is the Electronic Gambling Machine (EGM) total player losses for the ACT for (a) 2021, (b) 2020, (c) 2019 and (d) 2018, broken down by year and month.
(2) Has the ACT considered a ‘demerit point’ system for compliance breaches for licensees (similar to Victoria).
(3) Does the Gambling and Racing Control (Code of Practice) Regulation 2002 require licensees to record problem gambling incidents; if so, what was the overall number of problem gambling incidents recorded across venues in the ACT for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21.
(4) Can the problem gambling incidents, referred to in part (3), be broken down by number per club, per year, either by identifying venues (or de-identified).
(5) Can the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission provide a breakdown of the descriptions of the incidents (under Schedule 1 Code of Practice, Division 1.2.2, 1.6A (3b)) for (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21.
(6) How many incidents on the Problem Gambling Incident Register recorded ‘action taken’ each year in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21.
(7) How many deeds of exclusion were enacted each year in (a) 2017-18, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2019-20 and (d) 2020-21.