Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Tuesday, 12 September 2017) . . Page.. 3553 ..
MRS DUNNE: Minister, has the matter of Bradyn Dillon been referred to the Children and Young People Death Review Committee? If not, when will it be?
MS STEPHEN-SMITH: I thank Mrs Dunne for her supplementary question. As I am sure she is well aware, the Children and Young People Death Review Committee reviews all deaths of children and young people in the ACT.
Government—gambling harm minimisation
MS ORR: My question is to the Minister for Regulatory Services. Minister, what outcomes does the government seek from the upcoming gambling harm minimisation round table?
MR RAMSAY: I thank Ms Orr for her question. I am convening the round table this Friday to give the government a solid evidence base for introducing—
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MR RAMSAY: new and more effective harm minimisation measures in clubs. The government is absolutely committed to reducing the impact of problem gambling in this community.
Mr Hanson interjecting—
MR RAMSAY: We have been clear in our election policies—
Ms Orr: Point of order, Madam Speaker.
MADAM SPEAKER: Resume your seat, please, minister. Ms Orr, a point of order.
Ms Orr: As the minister needs to address you, I am finding it quite hard to hear his response with Mr Hanson’s interjections.
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Hanson, that would be a reminder not to interject so the minister can be heard. Minister.
MR RAMSAY: We have been clear in our election policies and in our commitments and we have been following through in the past year. That includes reducing the number of electronic gaming machines to 4,000 by 2020.
Alongside new policies, the government will continue to look for ways to improve the effectiveness of our current framework for regulating gambling. Just some of the key questions that the round table will be considering on Friday are: what additional harm minimisation rules can we adopt from other jurisdictions? Are our self-exclusion rules for clubs strong enough to help problem gamblers to get help? Can clubs support staff to identify and respond appropriately to individuals at risk of gambling harm?
The round table will develop information about our options, including the implementation of bet limits and pre-commitments on gaming machines in the