Class 4 gambling expenditure has declined leading to a decrease in funding to communities
12 August 2016
The Department of Internal Affairs is reviewing Class 4 gambling (from pokies in clubs, pubs and bars). The aim of this review is to look at the long-term sustainability and effective allocation of funding to communities; whether the legislation is still fit-for-purpose; whether the sector can be regulated more cost-effectively; and preventing and minimising harm from gambling.
A consultation document has been issued and public submissions are being sought by Friday 12 August 2016. Class 4 gambling expenditure has declined since the passing of the Gambling Act 2003, leading to a consequent decrease in funding to communities.
DIA is seeking opinions on what the issues and challenges are for the class 4 sector and community funding, and ideas on how things might be improved.
FINZ has consulted with members and as a result has made a submission. Click here to read the FINZ FINAL Submission.
If you are making your own submission, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to:
Safer Communities Team
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 805