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GAMING MACHINES ACT 2001 - SECT 36B
Community benefit requirement--consideration of additional positive contributions
(1) In determining a threshold increase application, the Authority is to have
regard to additional positive contributions by the venue in connection with
the proposed increase and may decide to treat those
additional positive contributions as being in partial satisfaction of a
community benefit requirement (so as to reduce what is required to satisfy a
community benefit requirement).
(2) In this section--
"additional positive contributions" means any of the following actions by a
(a) the putting in place of harm minimisation and responsible gambling
measures that are in addition to measures already required by law,
application of funds by a club to community development and support that
constitutes Category 1 harm minimisation expenditure in excess of the amount
that entitles the club to the maximum reduction in gaming machine tax under
section 17 of the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 ,
(c) the payment of money by
a club into the ClubGRANTS Fund (established under section 17A of the Gaming
Machine Tax Act 2001 ),
(d) such other actions as the regulations prescribe
as additional positive contributions for the purposes of this section.
"Category 1 harm minimisation expenditure" means expenditure for projects or
services that constitute Category 1 projects and services under the ClubGRANTS
guidelines (referred to in section 16 of the Gaming Machine Tax Act 2001 )
and that in the opinion of the Authority are concerned with harm minimisation.
"community benefit requirement" has the same meaning as in section 36A.
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