Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, the Hon Jenny Macklin MP, and Assistant Treasurer, the Hon Bill Shorten MP.
Australian, State and Territory Government Treasurers and Ministers with responsibility for gambling regulation or Treasury portfolios and community and human services portfolios.
Up to two representatives from each jurisdiction.
The Select Council on Gambling Reform will decide whether any other parties should be members or consulted, or attend as observers. Additional expertise will be sourced as required.
The Select Council on Gambling Reform has been established to develop a national response to the findings and recommendations of the Productivity Commission Report on Gambling.
|Terms of Reference||
The Select Council will:
|Operations and Resourcing||
The Council will be supported by a Senior Officials Working Group with up to three members from each jurisdiction. The Council may also establish sub-working groups of officials to undertake specific tasks.
Secretariat support will be provided by the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services, and Indigenous Affairs.
Decision making will be by consensus.
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Meetings will be held at least three times per year.
The Council held its first meeting on 22 October 2010 and met again on 25 February 2011 and 27 May 2011.
The Council will provide progress reports to COAG (through the COAG Unit in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet) as per the agreed key milestones in its project plan and at least biannually.
The first key reporting date to COAG was 31 May 2011. The Council will provide a final report to COAG by the end of 2011.