Banyule City Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Banyule 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?

Brian Grace Bakewell


There should be far less machines. Less venues to lay them. 
Carl Ziebell Chelsworth Council social policy
Planning and enforcement
Alida McKern Chelsworth Ward I support The Greens policies regarding gambling reform
Peter Castaldo Griffin I think they are all important but reducing hours is important and sports betting advertising is dreadful!
Bev Moss Griffin Ward I am fully supportive of your policies and 'asks' at all levels of government.  As a former social worker I am acutely aware of the impact gambling, and gambling harm, has on individuals, families and the broader society.  I regret that Pokies were ever allowed in Victoria.
The Animal Justice Party has relevant policies which can be viewed on our website including 'Animals in Entertainment' and Greyhound Racing.
Gambling is not kind, does not serve equality in the community and is certainly not rational.  
Tracey  Robson-Garth Hawdon I support all three. 1. Support gambling-free public space 2. Back gambling-free community sport & 3. Stop the expansion of gambling in our suburbs & towns
Emily Bieber Hawdon I support gambling-free public spaces and gambling-free community sport. I will block additional gambling facilities in my Council area. As a social worker, I have only seen damage from gambling. It is a public health issue which needs urgent attention from all level of governments.
Nola  McDowell Hawdon ward To not make council grants available to venues or organisations that operate EGMs
Tom Melican Ibbott  Have been part of the Gambling Alliance since the start and support all their policies and recommendations to reduce the harm caused by poker machines. 
Shirley Deviesseux Olympia If elected, I will meet with the Alliance for Gambling Reform to discuss their policy ideas to address the social impact of gambling in my community and develop a way forward.
Kevan Hill Olympia Undecided To not make council grants available to venues or organisations that operate EGMs.

I am strongly opposed to electronic gambling and poker machines. I have been a long-term, active advocate for gambling reform and I have made several submissions to my local council on this problem. 
Craig Langdon Olympia  My position against gambling is well known. I am extremely concerned about on-line gambling.