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Monday, 26 March 2018
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Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (20:45): I seek leave to make a short statement.

The ACTING DEPUTY PRESIDENT ( Senator Kitching ): Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator HANSON-YOUNG: The Greens support this amendment. We think it is just another rank example of how gambling in this country is absolutely out of control. When you get to the point where you can make a bet on a lottery, there is something wrong. This bill, broadly speaking, deals with one part of the insidious gambling industry. We know that the gambling industry has so much power in this country. They won the Liberal Party government in Tasmania. They tried to destroy South Australia. If we in this place can't even get ourselves on the same page to clamp down on this insidious industry that thrives on the misery of people, then we shouldn't be here. We should all be voting for this amendment, and we should be getting it through.

The PRESIDENT: The question is that the second reading amendment of Senator Patrick be agreed to.