Page 2118 - Week 07 - Thursday, 4 June 2015

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Just to put it on record, I am a strong supporter of community clubs here. To progress with this is not a show of disrespect for the committee; it is just getting on with business to make sure that the clubs have a trading scheme and the certainty they have been asking for.

MR RATTENBURY (Molonglo) (5.21): I agree with Mr Smyth that it is warranted to have a review before moving into phase 2. I do, however, having looked at the provision, consider that his proposal is too broad a review of the act and does not focus on the specific areas of consequence. I support the amendment brought forward by the minister to Mr Smyth’s amendment to redefine the review and reporting requirements to focus on both the numbers of gaming machines that have been quarantined and those that have been forfeited during the period of trading, as these are the consequential elements of the bill and these are the elements which will inform any move to phase 2.

Minister Burch has spoken to that amendment. I will be supporting that amendment, because I think that, before the minister takes a decision for the purpose of this Assembly to reflect on that decision, that is the information we need, not information on the broader elements of other bits of the act.

MR SMYTH (Brindabella) (5.22): Again, these are significant reviews. It does really make one worry what the government have planned for the club industry that they will not have an all-encompassing review of what we do today. It seems to make sense. It is a very dramatic change. One can only question what they have in the offing.

Question put:

That Ms Burch’s amendment No 2 to Mr Smyth’s amendment No 2 be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 8

Noes 7

Mr Barr

Mr Corbell

Mr Coe

Ms Lawder

Ms Berry

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Doszpot

Mr Smyth

Dr Bourke

Mr Gentleman

Mrs Dunne

Mr Wall

Ms Burch

Mr Rattenbury

Mr Hanson

Question so resolved in the affirmative.

Ms Burch’s amendment agreed to.

Mr Smyth’s amendment, as amended, agreed to.

Proposed new clause 84A, as amended, agreed to.

Remainder of bill, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bill, as amended, agreed to.

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