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

Originating house
Not Proceeding
DI NATALE, Sen Richard; MADIGAN, Sen John; XENOPHON, Sen Nick


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; imposes penalties for a contravention of these requirements; 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 provides for the establishment of a national monitoring network.

Progress of bill

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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  
Second reading debate 05/12/13  
Lapsed at prorogation 17/04/16  
Restored to Notice Paper 19/04/16  
Lapsed at dissolution 09/05/16  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

    Proposed amendments

    No proposed amendments have been circulated.

    Schedules of amendments

    Bills Digest

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