Australian reforms: No politics!

    Published in: Latest IntelligenceAustralian reforms: No politics!by Ross Ferrar  A lot of confusion was cleared up in the last month or so of 2012, when the Federal Parliament finally passed poker machine legislation after more than two years of political and media debate.The legislation includes requirements which will take effect on a range of dates from December 2018 to December 2022, about “pre-commitment” and dynamic warnings.  With a lead time of between 6 and 10 years, adequate time is available to comply with these requirements effectively and efficiently. The lead time provides the opportunity for regulators and suppliers to align Federal and State requirements, so that any changes to new games and machines can be sensibly developed and coordinated across all States at the lowest possible cost and least possible distraction.All in all, that’s a pretty good outcome.  What some politicians had been trying to push through would have been disastrous.  ...

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