Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 14, 2022


SkyCity Adelaide

In reply to the Hon. C. BONAROS (19 May 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Minister for Consumer and Business Affairs has advised:

As is customary on forming government, the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, as the state's regulator of the liquor, gambling, casino, wagering, lottery and charity industries, provided the Minister for Consumer and Business Affairs with briefings about the regulatory framework for the gambling industry in South Australia and the approach adopted by his agency, Consumer and Business Services.

As would be appropriate, the briefings included information about the AUSTRAC investigation, recent inquiries relating to the operation of certain Australian casinos and the work being undertaken by CBS in relation to the SkyCity Adelaide Casino.

In accordance with part 11 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, I am prevented from disclosing details of the meetings held with AUSTRAC.

Any relevant findings coming out of the AUSTRAC investigation into SkyCity Adelaide will, however, inform the commissioner's advice to the government as to any action required.