GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
|Clarence Valley||Period||Losses||Poker Machines||Premises|
|Club||2nd half of 2021||$11,687,139||477||12|
|Club (with Tenterfield)||1st half of 2021||$12,322,460||515||13|
NSW Liquor and Gaming bundle together the data for neighbouring council areas if, in one or more of those areas, there are less than 5 venues of a type. These bundled groups are not consistent from one half year to the next, nor are they necessarily the same for pubs and clubs. It makes it very difficult to establish losses in individual council areas which do not have many gambling pubs or clubs.
|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?||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?
Our Council does not have a poker machine policy
I will support any policies that aim to reduce the harm of gambling. As a Greens candidate I do not take donations from companies of any type. The management of gambling and poker machines is a state government responsibility but I will support any positive action to reduce harm.
I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this survey and thank you for the focus you put on this important issue which affects a lot of people, families and communities throughout Australia. There were two questions which I can't answer with a yes/no response.
3. Do you support the banning of all sports gambling advertisements, marketing and sponsorships?*-This question is way too broad, I don't have a problem with advertising in adult orientated venues like pubs. I have a huge problem with gambling advertising on TV, social media, sports merchandising, team uniforms etc. We need to protect our children from this advertising and normalising.
4. Will you pledge to not take any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?*- Once again, way too broad.