Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1999 Week 7 Hansard (1 July) . . Page.. 1933 ..
Mr Speaker, these amendments will put beyond any doubt the validity of these transactions.
Mr Speaker, I commend these amendments to the Assembly.
Debate (on motion by Mr Quinlan ) adjourned.
MS CARNELL (Chief Minister and Treasurer) (10.54): Mr Speaker, I present the Gambling and Racing Control (Consequential Provisions) Bill 1999 together with its Explanatory Memorandum.
Title read by Clerk.
MS CARNELL: I move:
That this Bill be agreed to in principle.
Mr Speaker, I ask that my tabling statement be incorporated in Hansard.
The speech read as follows:
Mister Speaker, on 10 December 1998 I tabled the Gaming and Racing Control Bill 1998. The purpose of the Control Bill is to establish an administrative and regulatory structure to provide for the coordination, regulation and control of all gambling and racing activities in one centralised agency. This agency will be known as the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.
The Control Bill 1998 sets the framework for the day-to-day control and regulation of gambling and racing in the Territory, to ensure that these activities are conducted honestly, with integrity and free from criminal influence.
The Select Committee on Gambling made a number of recommendations in relation to the Control Bill 1998. Several of these recommendations will be addressed during the debate of the Control Bill.