Joy Burch has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with ClubsACT:
Commitments contained in the MoU include:
— The ACT Government will consider options to encourage clubs to maintain specific community contributions above the 8 per cent required by law, and members of ClubsACT agree to maintain contribution levels additional to the required 8 per cent so long as economic circumstances permit.
— ClubsACT will start a mentoring program to enhance the role of women in the club industry.
— ClubsACT and the ACT Government to work together to enhance and support effective counselling services in the ACT and contribute to the development and distribution of effective and appropriate problem gambling awareness material.
— ClubsACT agrees to work with the ACT Government to continue to reduce clubs’ reliance on poker machine revenue and further diversify their income.
— The ACT Government agrees in principle to the introduction of a scheme that allows transfer of Electronic Gaming Machines between clubs in the ACT.