Information about the Committee
On 30 September 2010 the Parliament agreed that a Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform be appointed to:
a) Inquire into and report on:
i) The Productivity Commission report on gambling, released in June 2010, including a national response to the full set of its recommendations;
ii) The design and implementation of a best practice full pre-commitment scheme – that is uniform across all States and Territories and machines - consistent with the recommendations and findings of the Productivity Commission;
iii) Legal advice commissioned and received by the Commonwealth by 1 February 2011 regarding the Commonwealth’s constitutional competence and prospects for successfully legislating in this area, including the reasoning supporting the legal advice and financial and other consequences flowing from it;
iv) Any gambling-related legislation that has been tabled in either House, either as a first reading or exposure draft;
v) Appropriate terms of reference, to be set by no later than 30 June 2013, of a further Productivity Commission Inquiry to examine the impact of pre-commitment schemes on problem gambling and to determine what further harm minimisation measures may be necessary.
vi) Monitoring the impact of reforms to address problem gambling; and
vii) Such other matters relating to gambling referred by either House.
b) Make recommendations to the Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and the Assistant Treasurer, to inform any position that the Commonwealth will take to the COAG Select Council on Gambling Reform.
Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform
PO Box 6100
Canberra ACT 2600