Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 10 Hansard (Wednesday, 13 September 2017) . . Page.. 3642 ..
MR RAMSAY: I note that the question asked why I was doing this and ignoring other areas. I am pointing out in response to the particular question that I am actually not ignoring those other areas, but I am particularly active in those. The round table that we are having on Friday is one of a series of consultations that are taking place. This particular one is in the area of harm minimisation reform in clubs. That has been something that has been made clear; it has been something that I have made clear in the Assembly. It is something that we are working on, along with other things.
This government has been committed all the way through to reducing the impacts of problem gambling in relation to those affected through problem gambling.
Opposition members interjecting—
Mr Gentleman: A point of order, Madam Speaker. You have asked the opposition to remain quiet during question time a number of times. Mr Hanson is a repeat offender. You have asked him to remain quiet during question time.
Mr Hanson interjecting—
Mr Gentleman: He continues to interject.
Mr Coe: A point of order: was it advice to him?
Mrs Dunne: On the point of order—
MADAM SPEAKER: No, I will respond to that point of order first. When someone is on their feet on a point of order about interjections, it is really just not on, Mr Hanson, to interject on a point of order about your own behaviour. Mrs Dunne?
Mrs Dunne: On the point of order, it is ironic, Madam Speaker, that there is selective deafness on the other side; as soon as anyone talks about the Labor club and poker machines, they are on their feet taking points of order.
MADAM SPEAKER: There is no point of order. The time has expired.
MR PARTON: Minister, why does the round table not include organisations like the casino, Tabcorp and some of the gaming machine manufacturers?
MR RAMSAY: There is a range of people present at this particular round table; there is a range of people who will not be present at this particular round table. One of the key things is the workable size of a round table. As I have said, this is one part of a series of consultations. I look forward in other consultations to be working with people who are working in the clubs. They are not involved in this particular round table, but I will be consulting with them in the future.
There are other areas, including industry and manufacturers. I will be speaking with those in the future.