Colac Otway Shire Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Colac Otway Shire 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?

Stephen Hart Unsubdivided I support all of the policies- Federal, State & Local.  In relation to Local Government, I support gambling free public space, gambling free community sport & stopping the expansion of harmful gambling.  As a Councillor I have managed to have the Grants & Sponsorship Policy (6.1) exclude sponsorship for projects associated with gambling.
Maxwell Clark Unsubdivided Ending Gambling advertising and online gambling as this is making it easy for people to lose everything they hold dear and are falsely told that if they gamble online that they will always be a winner when in reality, they are not.  Also, there must be a stop put in place to stop the advertising of gambling during sporting events on TV etc.  Our children do not need to told that gambling is good and is apart of sport.