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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1128 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 December 2021 by Hon Neil Thomson

Minister responding: Hon R.R. Whitby
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on


1128. Hon NEIL THOMSON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Racing and Gaming:

I refer to the upcoming implementation of the banned drinkers register in the goldfields.

(1) Is a start date confirmed for the banned drinkers register trial to commence in the goldfields?

(2) If yes to (1), on what date and in what locations will it operate?

(3) (a) What is the expected total financial cost of the goldfields trial;

(b) what total and/or expected financial contribution will be made by local government to this trial; and

(c) what total and/or expected financial contribution will be made by licensed premises to this trial?


I thank the member for some notice of the question. I note that this answer was correct on Wednesday, 1 December. This information has been provided to me by the Minister for Racing and Gaming.

(1)–(2) A date for the complete rollout of the goldfields' banned drinkers register is not yet confirmed; however, stakeholder engagement has commenced, with a soft launch planned for December 2021. This soft launch will focus on the northern goldfields.

(3) (a) The two-year trial is budgeted at $2.52 million.

(b)–(c) Nil.