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Monday, 26 March 2018
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Senator HANSON-YOUNG (South Australia) (20:55): I have some questions for the minister. Could the minister outline which sports events would be shown on commercial television post 8.30 so that we are absolutely all aware about which sporting events can still be ruined and infected by gambling ads that would fall outside this set of rules. I find it extraordinary that, despite all of the passion that we saw from the Prime Minister some 12 months ago that he would introduce and oversee legislation to stop gambling ads during live sport that impact on children and families, we now find out that it's only for those sporting events prior to 8.30 pm. Could the minister give us a comprehensive rundown of which sports he believes children will not be watching after 8.30, because I think every parent would want to know whether their children will still be bombarded with gambling ads.

Then there is also the issue of the different time zones across the country. There are three, sometimes four, different time zones across Australia, particularly during daylight savings. There's a time zone in Queensland that is different to New South Wales and Victoria; then there is South Australia and then WA. I would just like the minister to explain how the 5.00 am to 8.30 pm time slot impacts on the different time zones.