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Poker Machine Harm Reduction ($1 Bets and Other Measures) Bill 2012 [2013]


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
DI NATALE, Sen Richard; MADIGAN, Sen John; XENOPHON, Sen Nick

Summary

The bill: regulates poker machine use by requiring that poker machines: must not accept banknotes with a denomination greater than $20; must not accept certain additional credits; must not allow a bet in excess of $1 per spin; and must not have a jackpot or a linked-jackpot arrangement greater than $500; and imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements. Also provides: that the minister takes all reasonable steps to implement uniform national standards for poker machines in relation to harm minimisation, with particular reference to maximum losses, to take effect from 1 January 2015; and for the establishment of a national monitoring network.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 22/03/12  
Second reading moved 22/03/12  
Lapsed at end of Parliament 12/11/13  
     
Restored to Notice Paper 03/12/13  
     
Senate
Second reading debate 05/12/13  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


    Proposed amendments

    No proposed amendments have been circulated.

    Schedules of amendments

    Bills Digest



    Notes
    • Referred to Committee (22/03/2012): Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform; Committee report (24/06/2013)
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