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Less paperwork for Clarence and Richmond Valley community groups

Charities and community groups in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys can now raise money and run community events free of unnecessary red tape and admin costs, following Government improvements to community gaming laws, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“I received a lot of feedback on this: local not for profits were being driven mad by the amount of paperwork they had to fill out to run simple social and fundraising events,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“These small community groups don’t need to be bogged down in paperwork and red tape when all they’re looking to do is raise a bit of money for a good cause.”

“So we have made it as easy as possible for community groups to raise money and hold social events by throwing out the old time-consuming licensing requirements”

Mr Gulaptis said the red tape slashing would also benefit Clarence and Richmond Valley small businesses as the majority of trade promotion activities, like prize giveaways for customers, will not need any authorisation.

For more information on the new Community Gaming laws, please visit www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/games-of-chance.