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Thursday, 28 June 2001
Page: 25338

Senator GREIG (11:02 AM) —I move the second reading amendment standing in my name on behalf of all Democrat senators and which I foreshadowed in my second reading contribution:

At the end of the motion, add:

“but the Senate:

(a) calls on the Government to use all means available to it, including Commonwealth constitutional powers, to reverse the proliferation of electronic gaming machines (EGMs) or “pokies” by:

(i) significantly reducing the number of EGMs in Australia; and

(ii) placing caps on EGM numbers for all establishments licensed to carry them; and

(b) congratulates the Western Australian and Tasmanian governments on having the lowest number of EGMs per capita; and

(c) urges Western Australia not to relax its present restrictive policy on the availability of EGMs”.

Question resolved in the negative.

The PRESIDENT —The question is that the bill be now read a second time.