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NOTICE

Senator Xenophon gave a notice of motion as follows: To move on the next day of sitting—That—

 (1) The following matter be referred to the Community Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report by 14 May 2010:

  The prevalence of interactive and online gambling in Australia and the adequacy of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 to effectively deal with its social and economic impacts.

 (2) In undertaking the inquiry, the committee must consider:

  (a) the recent growth in interactive sports betting and the changes in online wagering due to new technologies;

  (b) the development of new technologies, including mobile phone and interactive television, that increase the risk and incidence of problem gambling;

  (c) the relative regulatory frameworks of online and non-online gambling;

  (d) inducements to bet on sporting events online;

  (e) the impact of betting exchanges, including the ability to bet on losing outcomes;

  (f) appropriate regulation, including codes of disclosure, for persons betting on events over which they have some participation or special knowledge, including match fixing of sporting events; and

  (g) any other related matters.