Page 4829 - Week 13 - Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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Ayes 12

Noes 9

Ms Berry

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mr Hanson

Mr Parton

Ms Cheyne

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Jones

Mr Wall

Ms Cody

Mr Ramsay

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lawder

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Ms Lee

Question resolved in the affirmative.

Amendment agreed to.

Original question, as amended, resolved in the affirmative.

Clubs sector

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (3.44): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes the important contribution made by clubs in the ACT, such as:

(a) a social contribution of $39 million through community donations, subsidised access to facilities and volunteering;

(b) an investment of over $140 million in local sport teams and sporting infrastructure since 2000;

(c) employment of over 1745 people which is on average per club more than any other State or Territory; and

(d) that clubs maintain and operate the vast majority of the ACT’s sport and recreational infrastructure, over 400 hectares;

(2) further notes that in 2016, a tripartisan committee, including Ms Fitzharris MLA, Mr Rattenbury MLA and Ms Lawder MLA, included the following recommendations:

(a) the Committee recommends that a taskforce be established “to develop an action plan for problem gambling” with an initial focus, “to reduce the duration of gambling problems when they arise in individuals using targeted approaches”;

(b) the Committee recommends that the Government not apply a Lease Variation Charge when clubs seek to vary their leases at the clubs premises to assist in diversifying their revenue base; and

(c) the Committee recommends that the Government consider how best to devise a water subsidy scheme for eligible clubs;

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