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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 11 Hansard (26 September) . . Page.. 3325 ..

MR STANHOPE (continuing):

In the reporting period 2001-2002, the club industry had a gross gaming machine revenue of $174.1 million, an increase of around 4 per cent on the previous year. After tax, and subtracting 15 per cent of gross gaming machine revenue representing clubs' operating costs, net gaming machine revenue received by all clubs was calculated at $105.3 million. It is on the basis of the net gaming machine revenue figures that clubs are required to pay their mandatory 6 per cent community contributions.

The commission's report indicates that the total value of community contributions from clubs in 2001-2002 was $13.1 million. Of this total, sport and recreation received $9.5 million, which includes $157,981 specifically for women's sport. The remaining $3.6 million was distributed as follows:

charitable organisations, $320,000;

welfare safety and social services, $1.4 million;

non-profit activities, $1.1 million; and

community infrastructure, $740,000.

It is reported that 12 clubs declared contributions in excess of 20 per cent of net gaming machine revenue, and 39 clubs declared contributions between 6 per cent and 20 per cent of net gaming machine revenue.

The commission's report contains comprehensive data on the activity of the gaming machine industry in the ACT. This information will be useful in any debate on future gaming machine operations.

I move:

That the Assembly takes note of the report.

Debate (on motion by Mr Humphries ) adjourned to the next sitting.

Territory Plan-variation No 190

Paper and statement by minister

MR CORBELL (Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services, Minister for Planning and Minister for Industrial Relations): Mr Speaker, for the information of members, I present the following paper:

Land (Planning and Environment) Act, pursuant to section 29-

Variation No 190 to the Territory Plan-Hannah Park Block 1 Section 332 Fadden and Blocks 16 and 17 Section 226 Gowrie, together with the background papers and copies of the summaries and reports.

I ask for leave to make a brief statement.

Leave granted.

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