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Australian Government Reviews Online Gambling Legislation

17 January 2003

AUSTRALIA –As reported by the Australia ZDNet: "The Federal Government is to review legislation designed to control the social and commercial impact of online gambling

"The review--a statutory requirement of the Interactive Gambling Act (2001)--is to be carried out by the Department for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).

"…The review will consider recent technological developments, and also look at activities currently exempt under the Act. This includes telephone betting, lottery services, and betting on horse or greyhound racing.

"The enforceability of financial agreements between gamblers and online interactive gambling sites is also being assessed as part of the review…"

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