Melbourne City Council - Councillor Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Melbourne City Council - Councillor Candidate Responses

Councillor Candidate Responses

 
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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?







Rohan Leppert All. Our Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting pokies harm and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
Bettina Terry Here is a link to the Sustainable Australia Party gambling policy: https://www.sustainableaustralia.org.au/gambling/
Samantha Tran I support further involvement from local government in the application process of licenses for EGM's. As local government is closest to the heart of the community, it is important that local government meets their duties and consider the harm to individuals. 
Michael Kennedy see Jackiewatts.com.au
Emily Corcoran All. Our Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting pokies harm and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
Darin Schade While I would not put opening hour limits on venues that have EGM, I do support all of your other initiatives and, while not a local government issue, particularly find gambling advertising distasteful. 
Jason Chang Create awareness in the local community by creating news stories around gambling harm and undertake other harm minimisation projects.
Charlotte George I support them all. Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting harm caused by pokies and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
Richard Belcher I support all of the policies referred to in the Candidate Information Pack. Agree that poker machines should not be permitted on Council land and betting & number of machines caps should be introduced.  
Olivia Ball All. Our Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting pokies harm and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
Nakita Thomson All. Our Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting pokies harm and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
David  Jeffery All. Our Greens Councillors have a strong track record on fighting pokies harm and our policy platform includes specific initiatives to deal with gambling. https://melbournecitygreens.com/policy/
Dashi Zhang Our team, Morgan-Watts lead council candidate, Dr Jackie Watts OAM, while on council, has proved to be a strong advocate of gambling reform and the need to eliminate the harm caused by poker machines.