Interactive Gambling Bill 2001

Interactive Gambling Bill 2001

May 2001

© Commonwealth of Australia 2001
ISSN 1441-9920

View the report as a single document - (PDF 378KB)

View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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Membership of the Committee - 39th Parliament (PDF 97KB)
Recommendations (PDF 45KB)
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 90KB)

Referral and conduct of the inquiry
Background to the inquiry
The bill
Structure of the report

Chapter 2 - The need for a ban on Internet gambling (PDF 120KB)

Arguments supporting a ban
Arguments against a ban
Consideration of alternative strategies
Smart cards and credit based approaches
Conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 3 - Scope of the Bill (PDF 147KB)

Inclusion of wagering
Inclusion of lotteries
Scope of the proposed ban – ‘unintended consequences’

Chapter 4 - Operation of the Bill (PDF 121KB)

Technological inconsistencies
Effectiveness of the proposed regime
Meaning of ‘reasonable diligence’
Australian services to offshore gamblers
Banning the users
Enforcement mechanisms
Education campaign

Minority report by Labor Senators (PDF 184KB)

Summary of findings and Recommendations
  Interactive Gambling Bill 2001
  Labor approach to interactive gambling
  Flaws in Government policy approach (criticisms of partial ban)
  Arguments for a ban
  Problem gambling and interactive services
  Existing State/Territory Regulation
  Other concerns with Government’s approach
  Specific flaws in the Bill raised during Inquiry
  1. Wagering v gaming
  2. Penalties
  3. Inadvertent inclusion of lotteries, TV shows, linked EGMs etc

Australian Democrats (PDF 90KB)

Dissenting report
  1. Introduction
  2. Problem Gambling
  3. Prior Consideration
  4. The Bill
  5. Wagering
  6. Emerging Issues

Australian Democrats (PDF 54KB)

Minority report
  The effect of the legislation

Appendix 1 - List of submissions (PDF 48KB)
Appendix 2 - List of witnesses (PDF 77KB)
Appendix 3 - Additional documents (PDF 70KB)

For further information, contact:

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

Phone: +61 2 6277 3526
Fax: +61 2 6277 5818