Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 14 Hansard (Tuesday, 28 November 2017) . . Page.. 5133 ..
Ms Fitzharris presented the following papers:
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency—Annual report 2016/17.
Health (National Health Funding Pool and Administration) Act, pursuant to subsection 25(4)—Administrator of the National Health Funding Pool—Annual report 2016-2017, dated 10 October 2017.
National Health Funding Body—Annual report 2016-2017, dated 10 October 2017.
National Health Practitioner Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner—Annual report 2016-17.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Health Directorate—
Annual Report 2015-2016—Corrigendum.
Annual Report 2016-2017—Corrigendum.
Annual Reports (Government Agencies) Act, pursuant to section 13—Annual Report 2016-2017—Transport Canberra and City Services Directorate—Corrigendum.
Community contributions—gaming machine licensees
Paper and statement by minister
MR RAMSAY (Ginninderra—Attorney-General, Minister for Regulatory Services, Minister for the Arts and Community Events and Minister for Veterans and Seniors) (3.37): For the information of members, I present the following paper:
Gaming Machine Act, pursuant to section 168—Community contributions made by gaming machine licensees—Report by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission—2016-17, dated 24 October 2017.
I ask leave to make a statement in relation to the paper.
MR RAMSAY: I am pleased to provide the Assembly with a report on the community contributions made by gaming machine licensees for the 2016-17 financial year. The report is a requirement under section 167 of the Gaming Machine Act 2004. It is prepared by the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.
Under current legislation, a licensee that is a club is required to make a community contribution of a minimum of eight per cent of the club’s net gaming machine revenue. Hotel and tavern licensees are not required to make community contributions but may do so if they so wish. It is, however, compulsory for them to submit a record of contributions made, along with a financial report, to the commission. The act outlines the broad purposes that contributions must meet to be approved as community contributions and also identifies some types of contributions that are excluded from being a community contribution.