GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
|Bega Valley||Period||Losses||Poker machines||Premises|
|Name||Ward||Reducing the hours of poker machine venues?||Local governments having greater say on the granting or refusing applications for poker machines in their respective communities?||Banning of all sports gambling ads?||Reducing the opening hours of poker machine venues||Not taking any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?||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?
Councils having a say on how many pokie machines are permitted in the community
To not allow future poker machine on Council land, and plan and support the transition away from gambling use by existing venues To make organisations that operate EGMs ineligible for rates discounts.
Discarding the phrases 'responsible gambling' and 'problem gambling' from council documents and discussions. These phrases reinforce stigma by placing responsibility for gambling harm and addiction on the individual instead of on the systems and structures in place that enable gambling harm
Advocate to state and federal governments for legislative reform to reduce and prevent gambling harm
Create awareness in the local community by creating news stories around gambling harm and undertake other harm minimisation projects
Advocate to the state government to amend the EGM application process to allow councils to have a greater say