News and announcements

Maximising the Benefits of the Community Contributions Scheme

Feedback is invited to help inform the future direction of the gaming machine community contributions scheme in the ACT.

The Parliamentary Agreement for the 9th Legislative Assembly includes a commitment to review the current community contributions scheme, with a view to maximising the direct benefit to the community from the scheme.

To inform the development of legislation to implement the Parliamentary Agreement commitment, an Options Paper Maximising the Benefits of the Community Contributions Scheme has been prepared by the Justice and Community Safety Directorate for consultation with key stakeholders. The Options Paper sets out options for to maximising the benefits to the community from the scheme. 

The review will take into account relevant research and reports, as well as consider how models of similar types of schemes operate in other jurisdictions. The review will also consider issues such as the appropriate distribution of community contributions for the purpose of gambling…

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National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse

The ACT has joined the National Redress Scheme to provide support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The ACT Government will be responsible for claims against one of its organisations, for example in residential…

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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Experience Court Reports

The ACT Government is seeking feedback from the community about a model for a new type of court report for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The reports will be called ‘Ngattai’ reports (pronounced ‘Nartay’),…

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