The NSW Government's proposed reforms to streamline the operation and regulation of the registered clubs industry will go before Parliament today, 6 March 2018.
The proposed changes follow two consultations of the clubs' industry conducted by Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) – a public review that assessed the effectiveness of the club amalgamation and de-amalgamation framework; and a targeted consultation with club peak bodies that considered the accountability requirements of registered clubs.
The proposed changes include:
Proposed changes to amalgamations will simplify and streamline the process for clubs by reducing red tape, time and cost.
The proposed new co-regulatory model will enable L&GNSW and the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority to focus more time and resources on high-risk governance matters within clubs.
Club amalgamation and de-amalgamation framework
Accountability requirements for clubs