Gambling amendment bill no 2
Get this from a library! Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2): Government Bill: as reported from the Government Administration Committee.. [New . The Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2) makes several policy amend-ments and a number of technical amendments to the Gambling Act . Hansard editors report what politicians say in the House of Representatives. Here you can read our near-verbatim reports on all debates, including oral questions and proposed laws (bills).
Gambling Amendment Bill (No 2) — Second Reading
Section of the Gambling Amendment Act specifies requirements for the banking of Class 4 gaming machine profits. I ask the member where it was. The legislation we are debating today was designed to build on the work of the previous Labour Government, to clarify the law, and to remove any uncertainties arising from the Gambling Act , which became law in Luckily, that seems to have died down, and I acknowledge the work of the Department of Internal Affairs in getting on top of those issues. Here, inevitably, I depart somewhat from my colleagues on the opposite side of the House. As a consequence of our concerns, we included a minority report in the bill recommending that the Government should act with urgency to, firstly, devolve greater power to local authorities to reduce venue numbers; secondly, to investigate new technologies such as player tracking and pre-commit cards; thirdly, to restrict how pokie funds committed to racing are applied, and others have spoken about that; and, fourthly, to require the Department of Internal Affairs to publish clear reports about where funds come from as well as where they go. It is recommended that this approach continues, but if a request is made to the Secretary to disable via the EMS, this will be done and the associated cost levied by Intralot will be passed on to the society.
The Gambling Amendment Bill no. It includes significant amendments to banking of gaming machine profit and harm prevention and minimisation provisions. Further information on other aspects of the Act will be communicated to the sector in due course. Section of the Gambling Amendment Act specifies requirements for the banking of Class 4 gaming machine profits. The main change is to clarify that a Class 4 venue manager must bank gaming machine profits GMP directly into the gaming machine society's bank account.
The amendment is intended to ensure that GMP is not used for cash flow for the primary business at Class 4 venues, thereby reducing the possibility of loss of GMP. Historically, late or non-banking of GMP has occurred as a result of cash generated by the gaming machines being used to run the primary business, and there being insufficient funds available on the final day for banking of the GMP. A number of these instances have led to a loss of GMP when the primary business has folded owing substantial debts.
The Department's primary concern is ensuring that the objective of this provision is realised — that money from gambling is banked as soon as possible in order to protect the integrity of gaming machine funds.
They will therefore work with Class 4 operators to best determine a practical approach to ensuring that this happens. They are keen to hear society's views on this matter, including what the current practices are in managing cash and banking at their venues. The Department will soon confirm with societies how consultation will take place.
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April Regulatory Impact and Compliance Cost Statement Statement of the nature and magnitude of the problem and the need for government action The Gambling Act came fully into force on 1 July As is usual with a new Act of the size and complexity of the Gambling Act, a number of issues have been identified by the Department of Internal Affairs as it has implemented the Act. It is not possible to assess the magnitude of the problem both because there has not been sufficient time since the Act was passed for a body of evidence to develop, and because some of the issues are risks.
Drafting issues sales promotions that require payment of a communication cost to enter a competition eg cost of a postage stamp or text message in addition to purchasing the good or service being promoted are likely to be unlawful. Implementation issues The Gambling Commission has limited operational flexibility in terms of determining when it sits as a division instead of as the full Commission; and the requirement for the Chief Commissioner to always be part of a division causes difficulties if that commissioner has an apparent conflict of interest in a given case.
This has revealed that the Act does not reflect the policy intention to continue requirements under the previous legislation whereby societies set up to make grants were required to distribute all the money and could not apply any money to their own purposes. Minor policy enhancements requirements to disclose the details of prizes offered are inconsistent across the different forms of gambling.
There are also fairness issues when non-cash prizes are offered eg a second hand car because unlike cash, the value and nature of other prizes is not always apparent. For example, the current regulation is already being undermined by the introduction of mobile EFTPOS that allows players to access cash without having to leave the gaming machine.
Resolving the implementation issues and making minor policy enhancements are necessary to ensure that the Act operates as intended and achieves its original policy objectives. Statement of the Public Policy Objective The policy objective is to resolve some drafting and implementation issues to ensure the Gambling Act operates as originally intended, and to make some minor policy enhancements to assist in achieving its policy objectives.
Australia's Future Tax System: Gambling taxes constitute an important revenue source for State governments. Online gambling, however, may break down market power in some sectors of the gambling industry and reduce the States' capacity to tax economic rent. Competition between States may also limit their capacity to raise revenue from gambling.
The current tax burden on the gambling industry as a whole may be appropriate, but the way it is distributed may not be. The current rates of tax on different forms of gambling differ markedly from form to form for reasons that are not entirely clear. The burden of gambling taxes may sometimes fall on economic rent, but sometimes on gamblers and gambling businesses. There are also biases in the way different race wagering is taxed, which damages competition.
It is not clear how problem gamblers react to higher taxes. In most forms of gambling, the price of gambling is not easily observable. Even if problem gamblers do observe changes in price, it is not clear that they respond by reducing the amount they lose.
Higher gambling taxes do, however, harm responsible gamblers, who must pay higher prices for their entertainment. At the Australian government level, GST is payable at a rate of one eleventh on the player loss of a gambling business, across all forms of gambling ATO a. This is equivalent to the treatment of other goods and services. The four main types of gambling are wagering betting on horses, sport etc , gaming machines poker machines , casino gambling casino table games like roulette, and gaming machines and lotteries.
Each of the four is taxed by State governments on a different basis. Wagering is usually taxed on player loss. For example, totalisator wagering through a TAB involves the gambling business pooling the bets and deducting a percentage the player loss before distributing the remainder as prizes.