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AGAINST – Bills — Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and Other Measures) Bill 2023; Second Reading

Jess Walsh

I will now deal with the Committee of the Whole amendments, starting with the amendments circulated by the Australian Greens. The question is that Australian Greens' amendments (1) to (10) on sheet 2117 be agreed to.

Australian Greens circulated amendments—

(1) Schedule 1, item 1, page 4 (line 7), omit "wagering", substitute "gambling".

(2) Schedule 1, item 4, page 4 (line 19), omit "wagering", substitute "gambling".

(3) Schedule 1, item 5, page 4 (line 24), omit "wagering", substitute "gambling".

(4) Schedule 1, item 6, page 5 (line 7), omit "wagering", substitute "gambling".

(5) Schedule 1, page 5 (after line 10), after item 7, insert:

7A Paragraph 15C(1)(a)

After "wagering service", insert "or an excluded lottery service".

(6) Schedule 1, item 9, page 5 (line 17), after "wagering service", insert "or an excluded lottery service".

(7) Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 1), after item 11, insert:

11A Subsection 15C(3)

After "wagering service", insert "or an excluded lottery service".

(8) Schedule 1, item 13, page 6 (line 8), after "wagering service", insert "or an excluded lottery service".

(9) Schedule 1, page 7 (after line 24), after item 22, insert:

22A Section 15D (heading)

Omit "$30 million", substitute "$10 million".

22B Subsection 15D(1)

Omit "$30 million" (wherever occurring), substitute "$10 million".

(10) Schedule 1, Part 1, page 8 (after line 13), at the end of the Part, add:

29A Application of amendments

The amendments of section 15D of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 made by this Part apply in relation to conduct engaged in by a person on or after the commencement of this item and in a financial year, whether the financial year starts before, on or after that commencement.

Question negatived.

I will now deal with the amendments circulated by Senator David Pocock. The question is that Senator Pocock's amendments (1) and (2) on sheet 2328 be agreed to.

Senator David Pocock's circulated amendments—

(1) Schedule 1, item 2, page 4 (before line 12), before the definition of digital currency in section 4, insert:

buy now, pay later means a method of payment where payment is made, on behalf of the customer, by a third-party service that provides the customer with finance upfront and collects repayments from the customer in instalments.

(2) Schedule 1, item 15, page 6 (after line 24), after paragraph 15C(4A)(c), insert:

(ca) buy now, pay later;

Question negatived.

Sue Lines

I will now deal with the amendments circulated by the opposition. The question is that the amendments on sheet 2160 be agreed to.

Opposition's circulated amendments—

(1) Schedule 1, item 15, page 6 (line 24), omit “currency;”, substitute “currency.”.

(2) Schedule 1, item 15, page 6 (lines 25 and 26), omit paragraph 15C(4A)(d).

Summary

Date and time: 7:36 PM on 2023-12-06
Senator Pocock's vote: No
Total number of "aye" votes: 24
Total number of "no" votes: 28
Total number of abstentions: 24
Related bill: Interactive Gambling Amendment (Credit and Other Measures) Bill 2023

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au