Commonwealth Productivity Commission Inquiry
On the 23 June 2010, the Government released the Final Report of the Productivity Commission’s public inquiry into Gambling.
ClubsNSW, through ClubsAustralia, developed comprehensive submissions to the Commission and participated in public hearings and consultations. Submissions from numerous Member Clubs also were sent in, outlining the important economic and social contribution individual clubs make to the community.
The final report did not move away from draft recommendations to impose restrictions like the imposition of 1$ max bets for gaming machines, limits on ATM access and advocacy for the liberalisation of online gambling.
However the report recognised the significance of the gambling industry, by concluding that gambling produces a net benefit from tax revenue and enjoyment of gambling services of up to $15.8 billion to the Australian economy. The report also details statistics which show that the gambling industry employs over 145,000 people.
Please click on each of the below headings to access a copy of the Final Gambling Report.
Overview Of Report
Recommendations And Findings