What Can I do?
- You can make a written submission explaining what you do in the community, who your members are and the likely impact this Bill is likely to have if it progresses through parliament.
- You can contact your local Member of Parliament either by email; phone or visit them and explain what you want to happen with this Bill. Contact details for all Members of Parliament can be found by clicking HERE
- You can inform your members and encourage them to get involved.
- You can get the people who benefit from gaming funding to sign a petition; the more people that are engaged and involved the better the chances are of ensuring the current community funding model is retained.
- Venue operators can get your local community to support the venue by signing a petition that states that the community benefits provided by the funding that is generated is important and the entertainment offered by gaming machines is acceptable to the local community.
How to make a submission about the proposed Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment
What is a submission
A submission is your views or opinions on proposed changes to legislation. They are normally received in written format and you do have the option to ask to make an oral submission to the committee considering the proposed legislation.
You can take this opportunity to express what you support or what changes you think should be made.
Preparing your submission
To make a submission online via the parliment website, click HERE
There are instructions about how you make an online submission. You will be able to upload an electronic document.
How to write a submission
Submissions should be ordered and easy to read, there is a suggested format attached that includes the required information.
You need to state whether or not you wish to appear before the committee, if you do make sure you provide contact phone numbers and an email address.
Clearly state what sort of organization you are including the aims, membership and structure. Include your
position within the organization you are submitting on behalf of. Note how widely you have consulted and what level of support the submission has from the membership.
Remember your submission must be relevant to the matter before the committee. It must be clear and concise keep the messages as simple as possible. It must be accurate and complete and include all relevant
information and any evidence that supports your views. Make sure your facts are correct.
State you general position at the beginning of your submission, give reasons as to why you support or oppose the measures being proposed. Make detailed comments on the clauses that are of concern to you. It
is a good idea to use clauses as numbered in the bill. Make sure that in your conclusion you restate your recommendations, listing them is a good idea.
Make sure your submission focuses on the bill and feel free to provide suggested changes to the
Appendix: Suggested submission format
Covering letter Page number
Submission on The Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Amendment Bill
To the Commerce Committee
This submission is from (name of individual/organisation and address).
I/we wish to appear before the committee to speak to my/our submission.
I can be contacted at: (List your daytime contact telephone number and Email address or the name, address and contact telephone number and Email address of the contact person for your organisation if different from above).
I/we wish that the following also appear in support of my/our submission:
(List names and positions in organisation).
I/we support/oppose the intent of this bill because (state reasons). If an organisation, give brief
details of your organisation’s aims, membership and structure and the people consulted in the preparation of the submission.)
I/we wish to make the following comments (general views on the inquiry).
Clause * (if submitting on a bill)
I/we support/oppose this clause because (state reasons).
Clause * (if submitting on a bill)
Although I/we agree with the general intent of this clause,
I/we feel that (note changes you would like made and suggest new wording).
Recommendations List any further recommendations or conclusions you wish the committee
to consider. You may wish to restate recommendations mentioned.
Sending your submission:
If you do not make your submission online the select committee requires two hard copies of each submission. You will need to pay postage.
Address your submission to: