Indefinitely extend the Agency Protection Period
To the Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Parliament assembled.
The privatisation of NSW Lotteries in 2010 was accompanied by a five year Agency Protection Period during which all existing arrangements with agents were to be maintained.
The Agency Protection Period will expire on 1 April 2015 at which point the protections for existing lotteries agents will cease. This is likely to have long-lasting and devastating consequences not only for the existing agencies, but also for the broader local small business community.
We the undersigned call upon the NSW Government to indefinitely extend the Agency Protection Period and enshrine the protective measure to support the viability of key community small businesses.