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Updated June 01, 2018 07:19:24The Federal Government is set to scrap the age of majority rule for online gambling, allowing users 18 and over to play games online.
Key points:Gambling rules will be removed from the ACT, New South Wales and South AustraliaUnder the proposed changes, players aged 18 and up will be able to gamble up to three times per weekWhat are the pros and cons of these plans?
What are some of the more controversial changes?
The ACT Government has announced it will remove age of consent laws in the ACT and New South Walsall from April 1.
The proposed changes mean players aged under 18 and 21 will be permitted to gamble on up to four occasions per week in both the ACT’s northern and southern regions.
“These changes will ensure that our young people are given the opportunity to play, play, and play,” Premier Daniel Andrews said.
“It will make a real difference to their lives and they will play and play in ways that are more rewarding and enjoyable.”
The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will introduce legislation to remove the age limit from gambling in the two Northern Territory states, South Australia and Victoria.
“The ACT and SA will be the first states to be able do this, and we’re delighted that the states have joined the national trend,” DFAT acting assistant secretary Michael Murphy said.
The Federal Labor government has announced that it will also remove the Age Discrimination Act from the country, replacing it with the Australian Consumer Law.
Under the new law, any business that makes a decision that discriminates on the basis of age or sex will have to provide a written justification to the Commonwealth.
The Age Discrimination and Consumer Act was introduced by former Labor prime minister Julia Gillard in 2014.
The law states that discrimination in employment, housing, goods and services, public accommodation and the public service will not be allowed.
The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) said it was “not surprised” the changes were being made, but said it did not think it was an ideal solution for gambling.”ASIC will be assessing the impact on the gaming industry of the proposed change to the Australian Age Discrimination Law and will take a view on any impact on business in the near future,” ASIC spokesperson Jason Taylor said.
What are online gambling laws?
The Age of Consent is the age when it is illegal to have sex with someone younger than 16.
In some states and territories, people can play games for up to five hours a day, and older people can only have two or three hours a week.
There are some age restrictions on how long people can spend online gambling.
Players can only gamble for up, but not below, the age they were born.
Players will be allowed to bet up to $10,000 on a single match a week in the states of South Australia, Victoria and New Zealand.
A new age limit of 18 in South Australia will be lifted for gambling on live sporting events and sporting events hosted by state and territory sporting bodies, as well as poker, craps, roulette and roulette tables.
In the ACT the maximum age for online gaming is 18, but a 17-year-old player is able to play poker at the age-18 age limit.
The changes are expected to save $1.1 billion over three years, according to a Department of Industry, Innovation and Science report, published on Thursday.
The Government will also introduce legislation in NSW to remove age limits on online gambling in all but three of the state’s electorates.
“This will provide a fairer playing field for all players and help create a faireer and more competitive gaming environment,” Minister for Industry, Industry and the Arts Brendan O’Connor said.
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