Because Canberra’s mini casinos are the sector of the community most in need of help Joy Burch has announced she’s legislating to make their lives easier and simpler:
Legislation introduced in the ACT Legislative Assembly today (Thursday) will reduce red tape for clubs, Minister for Gaming and Racing Joy Burch said.
Ms Burch said the Gaming Machine (Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Bill 2013 progresses work commenced last year through a Memorandum of Understanding she signed with Clubs ACT, which set the policy and reform agenda for the licensed club sector for the next four years.
“A key commitment in the MoU was that the ACT Government would conduct a broad review of the current regulatory regime faced by the club sector and identify areas for reform,” Ms Burch said.
“I am pleased that much of this work is already well underway as part of ClubsACT current representation on the Government’s Red Tape Reduction Panel.”
The Bill contains amendments to the Gaming Machine Act 2004 to create a one-step process for the application, approval and decision with regards to acquiring a gaming machine and removes the requirement to approve encumbrances of existing gaming machines.
“These changes will reduce the paperwork for clubs associated with applying to purchase machines, and applying for approval of financial arrangements over existing machines.”