Australia's Call for Submissions

12 March 2003

The Australian government recently called for submissions in response to its policy review of the Interactive Gambling Act of 2001.

The act makes it an offense to offer online gambling to anyone located within the country's borders. A review of the policy is mandated by the act.

At least one Australian think tank, the Australia Institute, is saying that it will not be submitting a response to the review paper. The Australian Financial Review reported Monday that the organization, which has called for Internet service providers to filter pornography from subscribers' service instead of giving subscribers the software to do it themselves, has called the issue of online gambling "not interesting."

To read Australia's "Review of Issues Related to Commonwealth Interactive Gambling Regulations," click here.