Parliament

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

 

Delay to the Racing Amendment Bill

Delay to the Racing Amendment Bill

The Primary Production Committee is currently considering the Racing Amendment Bill. The bill seeks to amend the Racing Act 2003 to implement a range of provisions that are designed to:
• improve the competiveness of the New Zealand Racing Board's betting operations
• introduce new requirements on offshore betting operators
• provide for regulations on revising the formula for allocating proceeds from sports betting between the racing and sports sectors.

The committee wishes to notify the racing industry that progress on this bill is currently awaiting direction from the Minister for Racing. The committee has worked to progress its role quickly including hearing submissions during a shortened consultation period in November/December 2017. Advisers from the Department of Internal Affairs reported to the Minister in late December.

We wrote to the Minister on 25 January requesting that advice be provided to committee by officials providing recommendations for amendments to the bill, but we have yet to receive this.

The committee has written to the Minister again today reiterating the need for haste for this advice. The committee is seeking an extension on the report date for this bill as a result of this delay.

The committee will continue to endeavour to report back to the House of Representatives as soon as possible.

For more details about the bill:
Read the full content of the bill
Get more details about the bill
What’s been said in Parliament about the bill?

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Dealing Crackdown, Addiction Support: Government Action On Synthetics

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people to access help when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

Strategy Committee Unanimous: Wellington To Forge Ahead With Convention Centre

The three-storey Cable Street building, with around 18,000-square metres of floor space, will comfortably be able to host 1500 people for conventions. It includes a 1651sq m exhibition area that will attract international exhibitions too big for nearby Te Papa and provide an always-changing visitor attraction. More>>

ALSO:

Surveying The Surveillance: First IGIS Review Of Warrants Under New Act

The report sets out the Inspector-General’s interpretation of the new warrant provisions under the ISA and her expectations of the GCSB and NZSIS when they prepare warrant applications. More>>

SSC: 2018 Public Service Workforce Data Published

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More>>

ALSO:

Sinking Cap: Auctions, Permanent Forests, Added To ETS

The move to auctions, signalled in an August consultation paper, will help put a cap on the number of emission units available over time. Annual announcements, looking forward five years, will help provide certainty for scheme participants, she said. More>>

ALSO:

Joint Select Committee Report: Achieving Smokefree 2025

In a historic first for select committees, the Māori Affairs Committee and the Health Committee presented their joint report on achieving the Smokefree 2025 goal to the House on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. More>>

"Shared Interests And Democratic Values": Peters To Visit USA

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington D.C. for talks with US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and other senior members of the US Administration. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels