Ararat Rural City Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Ararat Rural City Council Candidate Responses

Candidate Responses

First Name

Last Name


Do you support reducing the opening hours of poker machine venues?

Do you support local governments having greater say on the granting or refusing applications for poker machines in their respective communities?
Do you support the banning of all sports gambling ads?

Will you pledge to not take any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?

Will you commit to reducing gambling harm in your LGA?


Which of the policies
referred to in our Candidate Information Pack do you support?

What is your position on poker machine policy?

Peter Beales Unsubdivided I do not, and over eight terms on a council have never supported poker machines in any establishment.
The  evidence has never been produced to show any benefit at this time.
In relation to the policies I have not read them as I started the survey first.
I would not commit to any specific policy as councillors lose their right to vote that's why my comment above about evidence