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18    Family and Community Services—Poker Machine Licensing

Senator Lambie, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 1005—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that Parliamentary Library research indicates that:

                  (i)   states and territories are responsible for regulating and issuing licences to operate poker machines,

                 (ii)   reporting of data on poker machine activity varies considerably, and there is no apparent requirement to report ownership of licences making the details of the ownership of the licences difficult to obtain, and

                (iii)   Victoria provides reasonably comprehensive data on poker machines, including ownership, but no other jurisdiction publishes such detailed data; and

    (b)   calls on the Government to work with state and territory governments to establish a national register to allow the public and media to easily identify the persons, companies or groups who hold poker machine licences and own poker machines.

Question put and passed.