Interactive Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000

Interactive Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000

September 2000

© Commonwealth of Australia 2000
ISSN 1441-9920

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Memberbership Of The Committee (PDF 118KB)
 
Interactive Gambling (Moratorium) Bill 2000 (PDF 231KB)

Introduction
The Committee’s Inquiry
The Bill
Overview of the main issues
The impact of the moratorium on the level of problem gambling in Australia
  Summary of the evidence
  Discussion of the evidence
     Impact on the level of problem gambling on the Internet
     Failure of State and Territory governments to address problem gambling
  Conclusion
The impact of the moratorium on interactive gambling service providers (IGSPs) in
Australia
  Summary of the evidence
  Relevant provisions of the Bill
  Discussion of the evidence
     Operations shifted offshore
     Market losses
  Conclusion
The inclusion of interactive wagering and lotteries in the moratorium
  Interactive wagering
     Summary of the evidence
     Relevant provisions of the Bill
     Discussion of the evidence
     Wagering on the Internet is not interactive and is less likely to lead to problem
gambling
     Wagering should be included with other gambling forms
     Wagering on the Internet is very similar to telephone betting
     Wagering on the Internet represents a new market
  Lotteries
     Summary of the evidence
     Discussion of the evidence
  Conclusion
The application of the moratorium to interactive gambling operations that are not
wholly based in Australia
  Summary of the evidence
  Relevant provisions of the Bill
  Discussion of the evidence
  Conclusion
The scope for IGSPs to offer services to residents in overseas countries where
interactive gambling is legal
  Summary of the evidence
  Relevant provisions of the Bill
  Discussion of the evidence
  Conclusion
Consultation and retrospectivity of the moratorium
  Consultation
     Summary of the evidence
     Discussion of the evidence
  Retrospectivity
     Summary of the evidence
     Discussion of the evidence
Retrospectivity and the impact of the moratorium on e-commerce investment in
Australia
  Conclusion
Claims for compensation from IGSPs and State and Territory Governments
  Summary of the evidence
  Discussion of the evidence
  Conclusion
Unintended consequences of the Bill
  Summary of the evidence
  Discussion of the evidence
  Conclusion
Recommendation
Appendix 1 - List of Submissions
Appendix 2 - Witnesses Who Appeared Before the Committeee
Appendix 3 - Documents Tabled at Public Heariangs

 
Minority report by ALP Senators (PDF 161KB)
 
Minority report by Democrats Senators (PDF 142KB)

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Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Environment, Communications and the Arts
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818
Email: ecita.sen@aph.gov.au

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