Page 4839 - Week 13 - Wednesday, 1 November 2017

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Our commitment is to continue doing all we can to better support addicted gamblers and their families at the same time as supporting our clubs to survive and flourish, especially those committed to reducing their reliance on revenue from pokies and problem gambling. Again, I know they are out there because I have had interesting conversations with people who know that things need to change. That is the space we need to be in: having that deep and meaningful conversation about how we protect the future of our clubs and protect our community from gambling harm.

MR PARTON (Brindabella) (4.15), in reply: In response to comments made by Mr Ramsay and Mr Rattenbury, the report that I referred to was from KPMG, from 2015. If Mr Ramsay had paid attention, he would know that I specifically referred to the KPMG report in my speech. I have a copy of that report in my office, should he wish to read it. That figure of $39 million of social contribution broadens the scope to include $25 million in subsidised facilities. When we are looking at what the clubs provide the ACT community, the real money that it costs to keep these facilities and to run them for the community just cannot be dismissed. It includes that. It also includes volunteering, at $5 million, and the remainder is community contributions. That is from the KPMG report from 2015.

I thank the minister for boosting my social media reach. I reject the assertion that was made regarding the spending on women’s sport because, again, what that suggests is that the 20 bowling greens, the tennis facility, the hockey centre, the basketball stadium, the three cricket fields, the yacht club, the racetrack, the BMX track and the five football fields are used exclusively by men, and very clearly they are not. That is all I have got for you at this stage.

Question put:

That the motion be agreed to.

The Assembly voted—

Ayes 9

Noes 12

Mr Coe

Mr Milligan

Ms Berry

Ms Le Couteur

Mr Hanson

Mr Parton

Ms Burch

Ms Orr

Mrs Jones

Mr Wall

Ms Cheyne

Mr Pettersson

Mrs Kikkert

Ms Cody

Mr Ramsay

Ms Lawder

Ms Fitzharris

Mr Rattenbury

Ms Lee

Mr Gentleman

Ms Stephen-Smith

Question resolved in the negative.

Housing affordability

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (4.21): I move:

That this Assembly:

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