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12    Environment and Communications References Committee—Australia’s video game development industry—Government response—Order for production of documents

Senator Steele-John, also on behalf of Senator O’Neill, amended general business notice of motion no. 640 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—

(1)       That the Senate notes:

(a)       the unanimous findings of the Environment and Communications References Committee report, Game on: more than playing around - The future of Australia’s video game development industry , received on 29 April 2016;

(b)       the absence of any government response to the findings of this inquiry;

(c)       that, on 25 May 2017, the Minister for Communications (Senator Fifield) and the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Communications and the Arts (Mr Richard Eccles) stated at the Budget estimates hearing, in response to questioning by Senator Ludlam, that a finalised draft response to this inquiry has been submitted to the Government for consideration; and

(d)       on 24 October 2017, Senator Fifield stated at supplementary Budget estimates, in response to questioning by Senator Urquhart, that processes for a whole-of-government response were ongoing and included his input.

(2)       That there be laid on the table by the Minister for Communications, by no later than 3 pm on 6 December 2017, a copy of the government response to this report.

Question put and passed.