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Monday, 20 March 2017
Page: 1474


Senator FIFIELD (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Communications and Minister for the Arts) (21:31): This is very much being approached as a cooperative and collective endeavour between the Commonwealth, states and territories, who are working together. As I say, 31 March is when gaming ministers meet, and the aim is to reach agreement on the national framework. I cannot pre-empt what the model will be and which legislative avenues will be pursued in which parliaments. Let me reassure you that Minister Tudge, who will be at that meeting, is extremely focused from the Commonwealth's point of view, as am I, in bringing this framework to fruition.