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The Department of Internal Affairs

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Current Consultations

Consultation on the Australia/New Zealand National Standard for Gaming Machine Equipment

24 March 2016

DIA has now met with a number of stakeholders on the consultation on the Australia/New Zealand National Standard for Gaming Machine Equipment. As you will know the consultation is seeking feedback on:
  • The National Standard itself
  • The New Zealand Appendix to the standard.
As a result of feedback to date, via meetings, the Department considers that further work is required on the New Zealand Appendix. In light of this we are withdrawing the New Zealand Appendix from consultation and we will be reconsidering our approach to engaging with relevant stakeholders to develop a revised Appendix. The current New Zealand Appendix remains in force and is available on the Gambling Technical Equipment page.

Please note that we are proceeding with consultation on the National Standard itself with submissions due by 11 April as previously advised. The National Standard can be found below. Please send your submission to As indicated in our consultation document, the main standard has been developed through a collaborative process with Australian and New Zealand regulators and the industry.

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for any inconvenience associated with withdrawing the NZ Appendix from consultation, and we look forward to further engaging with you on this in due course.
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