Manningham City Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Manningham 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 Clark Currawong There should be a time limit for playing these machines. No ATM facilities should be readily available in gambling establishments
Alex Law Currawong I am definitely in support of avoiding the usage of poker machine venues for council and community events. There are plenty of alternative venues, many of them available through council that could be hired, along with catering services, that could provide a similar or superior service to a poker machine venue.

I would also not support further expansion of existing poker machine venues and the addition of further poker machine venues in Manningham.

Having worked in the western part of Melbourne, I have seen the devastating impact that gambling can have on some of the poorer parts of Melbourne. While Manningham has a significantly smaller problem with poker machines than that of other councils, I would adamantly stand against the installation of machines that are programmed to minimise the opportunity of winning.
Ben Frawley Manna Between you and me I hate poker machines. I hate what they do to people and I hate what they are doing to our community.  If I had my way, there would be zero in Victoria. I also hate sport betting, casinos and anything that causes our citizens to lose their money, and for money to be leached out of Victoria. Happy to be your posterboy on this issue. :) Good work guys.
Darryl Kilmartin Manna Particularly interested in reducing gambling advertising in sport broadcasts as it is insidiously indoctrinating our kids.
Tomas Lightbody Manna I support all the policies referred to in the information pack, I believe that poker machines cause tremendous harm to our communities and help destroy families and friendships. They take advantage of vulnerable people and that is not acceptable to me. I think that there should be stricter rules around their operations and I think they should be covered in warnings. We need to work hard to reduce the number of them in our community.
PETER BAIN Ruffey Opposed to poker machines
Stephen Mayne Ruffey I particularly support reducing the maximum bet from $5 to $1 and having mandatory closure of all Victorian pokies venues between midnight and 10am.
Dot Haynes Schramm I support many of your policies. As a member of RSLs Vic I would like to see them change their structure to remove pokies from venues. I know pokies damage lives and destroys families. I have seen it at my doorstep at the Doncaster Hotel up the road as well. It doesn't discriminate, it harms lives, just like all diseases because that is what Pokies are. Continue this important work. If you want to know I am so strong on this feel free to call me 0425718937
Jett Garner Schramm To make organisations that operate EGMs
ineligible for rates discounts
Deirdre Diamante Tullamore Reduce venue opening hours, support gambling free public space, internal poker machine limits
Raymond LAI Waldau 1. Support gambling-free public space
2. Back gambling-free community sport
3. Stop the expansion of gambling in our suburbs & towns
poker machines should only allowed in casino or dedicated pub and should not in the suburb nor small town. 
Anna Chen Waldau Support any policies that promote and enhance community health and wellbeing.
Cyndy Burnham Waldau I think that we should move towards removing poker machines from all sporting venues and ban all gambling ads from Sporting events both on the ground, social media and telecasts.
Mike Zafiropoulos Westerfolds My position on gambling reform and poker machine policy is well known through my Council's relevant debates and motions during the past term.
Michelle McIntosh Westerfolds I support all of the three local government advocacy asks. 
Benjamin Cronshaw Westerfolds  I am happy to advocate for all these policies. Poker machines are destructive to families and the community and should be discouraged wherever possible, along with measures to support individuals and families affected by gambling harm. 
Meg Downie Yarra I don't gamble and I hate the way gambling destroys families.
Carli Lange Yarra To reduce the 'influence time' and quantity of gambling advertising. 
David Dyason Yarra All