Senate debates

Wednesday, 14 February 2018



4:13 pm

Photo of James McGrathJames McGrath (Queensland, Liberal National Party, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

The government has acknowledged the harm caused by gambling addiction in Australia. The regulation of poker machines is a matter for state governments. The Australian government has committed to the implementation of venue based voluntary precommitment outlined in the Gambling Measures Act 2012. This is identified by the Productivity Commission as the most targeted and potentially effective measure to tackle this problem.


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