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GAMBLING REFORM—JOINT SELECT COMMITTEE—REFERENCE

Senator Di Natale, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1113—That the following matter be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013:

The advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport, including:

 (a) in-ground and broadcast advertising;

 (b) the role of sponsorship alongside traditional forms of advertising;

 (c) in-game promotion and the integration of gambling into commentary and coverage;

 (d) exposure to, and influence on, children;

 (e) contribution to the prevalence of problem gambling;

 (f) effect on the integrity of, and public attitudes to, sport; and

 (g) any related matters.

Senator Xenophon, by leave, moved the following amendment:

 Omit all words after "That", substitute "the following matter be referred to the Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform for inquiry and report by 16 May 2013:

 The advertising and promotion of gambling services in sport, including:

 (a) in-ground and broadcast advertising;

 (b) the role of sponsorship alongside traditional forms of advertising;

 (c) in-game promotion and the integration of gambling into commentary and coverage;

 (d) exposure to, and influence on, children;

 (e) contribution to the prevalence of problem gambling, and mechanisms to reduce that prevalence;

 (f) effect on the integrity of, and public attitudes to, sport;

 (g) the importance of spot betting and its potential effect on the integrity of sporting codes;

 (h) the effect of inducements to gamble as a form of promotion of gambling services, and their impact on problem gambling; and

 (i) any related matters".

Question—That the amendment be agreed to—put and passed.

Main question, as amended, put and passed.