Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Members to distribute proceeds from gaming

17 December 2004

Short bill to allow Licensing Trust members to distribute proceeds from gaming machines

"The Gambling Amendment Bill has been designed to allow elected members of licensing trusts to be involved in decisions on the distribution of gaming machine proceeds to the community," Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins said when introducing the Bill to Parliament today.

"The Gambling Act 2003 imposes a strict separation between those who run commercial premises at which gaming machines are operated and those who control the gaming machine proceeds from those venues. This separation of functions is designed to reduce the risk of conflicts of interest.

"The potential for conflicts of interest is considerably lower in the case of licensing trust members who are elected under the Sale of Liquor Act 1989 who are publicly accountable to their local community and cannot benefit personally from the licensing trust.

"To reflect this, the Bill amends the Gambling Act to exempt licensing trust members from provisions that require the separation of functions.

"The amendment also applies to elected community trustees where a licensing trust has been reconstituted as a community trust under the Sale of Liquor Act.

"Licensing trusts are not eligible to operate gaming machines under the Gambling Act but some gaming machine societies choose to operate gaming machines on licensing trust premises.

" Traditionally some gaming machine societies have allowed licensing trust members to be involved in decisions on the distribution of gaming machine proceeds and the operation of gaming machines.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election