With Quangers nearby ‘n all … interested to hear Rioters’ prescient thoughts on how it’s likely to go.
ED – Chief Minister Gallagher has welcomed the trial:
The ACT Government welcomes the Federal Government’s plan to tackle problem gambling which was announced on Saturday.
As part of the plan the Commonwealth has indicated its desire to hold a trial of mandatory pre-commitment in the ACT.
“The ACT Government will actively participate in a trial of mandatory pre-commitment if the Commonwealth Government and the clubs sector here in the ACT are able to reach agreement on the terms of a trial,” Chief Minister Katy Gallagher said.
“The details of the trial offer released yesterday clearly indicates that this is a serious offer from the Commonwealth and one which I am sure Clubs ACT and the broader club sector will consider carefully.
“If the trial proceeds in the ACT it will be important that the ACT Budget is not adversely affected. The ACT Government will continue to talk to the Commonwealth Government about how this will be achieved.
“We are strongly supportive of the overall plan outlined by the Commonwealth which is aimed at tackling problem gambling in the community,” the Chief Minister said.