Borough of Queenscliffe Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Borough of Queenscliffe 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?

Isabelle  Tolhurst Unsubdivided I support all the policy items in the  pack, and believe those that pertain to the narrative of gambling are particularly important to educate and support community.
My position on poker machine policy is that current decision-making processes fail to assess the real cost and harm poker machines cause to communities. Council should play a bigger role in determining what is best for their community with meaningful participation from community. 
Amanda Hoysted Unsubdivided I believe that there should be gambling free community sport and that poker machine hours of operation should be policed and reviewed within the Borough
Fleur Hewitt Unsubdivided I support gambling-free public space, gambling-free community sport and stopping the expansion of gambling in our suburbs & towns. I do not support the introduction of poker machines.