Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting Reform) Bill 2015

On 1 September 2016, the Senate referred the Interactive Gambling Amendment (Sports Betting) Bill 2015 to the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 October 2016.

The bill was also referred to the committee in 44th Parliament and an inquiry commenced. The inquiry lapsed at the dissolution of the Senate on 9 May 2016.

The committee has resolved not to call for new submissions but to refer to the submissions received during the 44th Parliament.

On 10 October 2016, the Senate granted an extension of time to report until 6 December 2016. On 28 November 2016, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 28 February 2017.

On 14 February 2017, the Senate granted a further extension of time to report until 29 March 2017

Committee Secretariat contact:

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

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

About this inquiry

The Bill proposes to amend the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to implement harm minimisation measures to help individuals using online sports betting to better control their gambling. The Bill also proposes to establish an Interactive Gambling Regulator and National Self-exclusion Register.  

Past Public Hearings

07 Mar 2017: Melbourne


Inquiry Status

Report tabled

How to make a submission

The committee invites individuals and organisations to send in their opinions and proposals in writing (submissions)


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