News and announcements

Pathway to 4,000 Gaming Machine Authorisations

On Tuesday, 21 August 2018 the ACT Government announced the pathway to reduce the number of gaming machine authorisations in the ACT to 4,000 by 2020.

This pathway implements the Government’s commitment in the Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly and takes into account the recommendations of the Club Industry Diversification Support Analysis undertaken earlier this year by Mr Neville Stevens AO.

The pathway includes financial and non-financial incentives for clubs to voluntarily surrender gaming machine authorisations by January 2019.

If a reduction to 4,000 authorisations cannot be achieved by voluntary surrenders, compulsory surrender of authorisations will occur in April 2019 and April 2020.

A Diversification Support Fund will assist clubs in moving away from gaming machine revenue to new sources of income, and to support staff in gaining new skills.

The gaming machine trading scheme will continue, with one-in-four authorisations being forfeited, which will further contribute to…

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National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The ACT has joined the National Redress Scheme to provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The ACT Government will be responsible for claims against one of its organisations, for example organisations responsible…

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Experience Court Reports

The ACT Government is seeking feedback from the community about a model for a new type of court report for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The reports will be called ‘Ngattai’ reports (pronounced ‘Nartay’),…

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