Keep pokies profits out of Parliament
Bill Shorten & Scott Morrison,
Australians lose $24 billion on gambling each year. We are the world’s worst per capita in gambling losses. Our poorly regulated gambling industry is one of Australia’s greatest political failings - it is the cause of enormous social harm through suicide, bankruptcy, family violence and homelessness - and is concentrated in the communities who can afford it least.
The profits of an industry responsible for this harm has no place in politics. As leaders of your respective parties, we are calling on you to reject donations derived from losses of Australians. Just as you will not accept donations from harmful industries like tobacco, this Federal Election we are calling on you to rule out accepting donations from the gambling industry once and for all.
It’s time to take a stand: don’t profiteer from the harm of the communities you seek to represent.