Bayside City Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Bayside City Council Candidate Responses

Candidate Responses

 First 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?

Paul Kalimnakis Beckett Support in reducing gambling and its knock-on effects to public health
Albert Matthews Beckett Council Social Policy 
David Williams Beckett Advocate to state and federal governments
for legislative reform to reduce and prevent
gambling harm
Crystal Cartwright Beckett All.
Jack Mills Bleazby I support all of the policies that reduce the impact of gambling in our community especially the policy that would ban gambling ads as I have seen many of my friends being drawn into gambling through advertisement. I oppose any future poker machines on council land and I support the transition away from the use of poker machines by existing venues.
Karen Kimber Bleazby I believe it should be reviewed regularly to ensure it remains current and representative of prevailing community values. I share your "about the deeply harmful and unfair impacts of gambling and its normalisation in Australian culture". I would be happy to campaign for reforms to reduce the harm it causes.
Jamie Paterson Boyd I support policies to limit and reduce poker machines and other gambling activities in our community.
Fiona Stitfold Boyd I support the social policy and advocacy as outlined in the Candidate Information Pack.
David Rothfield Castlefield Whilst I have not read your Candidiate Information Pack, I generally support much greater control of the gambling industry, including limits on advertising, limits on availability of cash at venues, limits on the amount any one person can spend on poker machines, scrutiny of truth in advertising and on odds, etc.
Rob Grinter Castlefield I support removing these machines from all venues across the state.
Kevin Howard Castlefield I am very much against poker machines in any venue, and the promotion of sports betting. I would happily support ALL of the social policies, planning and enforcement suggestions and advocacy laid out in your Candidate Information Pack. Even if I don't get elected I will pursue this with our local Council!
Nicholas  Batzialas  Castlefield  I stand against Poker Machines and online gambling! 
Daniel CULLEN Dendy I support the policies noted within the information pack.  In regard to poker machine policy, I support that council not allow future poker machines on Council land, and plan and support the transition away from gambling use by existing venues.  It is my position that the vulnerable need to be protected by a range of measures including reduced accessibility to gambling machines.  I also note, with the prevalence of online gambling platforms, we must also ensure adequate mental health and support services are available to the wider community.
Carolyn Brown O.A.M. Ebden Gambling is additive - we must protect vulnerable men and women.
Clifford Maillard Ebden 1. Reduce venue hours for pokies access. 2 Support the Phrase "gambling harm" 3.Support all advocacy asks.  My position is that poker machines need to be closely monitored and regulated.  That more research needs to be done on gambling addiction so that preventative measures can be embedded into council policies. Gambling should not detrimentally affect  the health and well being of individuals, families and the general community.
Sarah Dekiere Ivison I agree with all of your local government asks. I would prefer Bayside without any pokies machines whatsoever.