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Thursday, 28 June 2018
Page: 4310


Senator DUNIAM (Tasmania) (12:16): I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Environment and Communications References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 September 2018:

The extent to which gaming micro-transactions for chance-based items, sometimes referred to as 'loot boxes', may be harmful, with particular reference to:

(a) whether the purchase of chance-based items, combined with the ability to monetise these items on third-party platforms, constitutes a form of gambling; and

(b) the adequacy of the current consumer protection and regulatory framework for in-game micro transactions for chance-based items, including international comparisons, age requirements and disclosure of odds.