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GAMBLING REFORM—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Xenophon, also on behalf of Senators Crossin, Back, Di Natale and Madigan, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 634—That the following matter be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform for inquiry and report:

The prevention and treatment of problem gambling, with particular reference to:

 (a) measures to prevent problem gambling, including:

  (i) use and display of responsible gambling messages,

  (ii) use, access and effectiveness of other information on risky or problem gambling, including campaigns, and

  (iii) ease of access to assistance for problem gambling;

 (b) measures which can encourage risky gambling behaviour, including:

  (i) marketing strategies, and

  (ii) use of inducements/incentives to gamble;

 (c) early intervention strategies and training of staff;

 (d) methods currently used to treat problem gamblers and the level of knowledge and use of them, including:

  (i) counselling, including issues for counsellors,

  (ii) education, and

  (iii) self-exclusion;

 (e) data collection and evaluation issues;

 (f) gambling policy research and evaluation; and

 (g) other related matters.

Question put and passed.