Whose Side Are You Really On?
The community did not ask for this, so whose side are you really on?
Don't condemn Victoria to another 20 years of pokies harm. The machines will fleece at least $50 billion from us over that time.
Victoria does not want to become an imitation of NSW with super-clubs and pokie-heavy-hotels and the highest rate of gambling harm in the world. Doubling club venues maximum entitlements from 420 to 820 is not considering the broader community. This only helps the gambling industry.
Your new measures do not include harm reduction. Victorians expect and deserve better.
I'm opposed to your policy reforms and expect your government to take a strong stand against this disastrously harmful industry, not help them at the cost of Victorians. Where's the harm reduction?