GAMBLING LOSSES FOR THE AREA
|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?
We would support all three of your advocacy actions on gambling. We would also actively advocate to State and Federal Governments about gambling harm.
Support gambling-free public space
Back gambling-free community sport
Oppose gambling ads at Council facilities and events
I certainly think councils need to take some action on the harm that pokies are doing in our community. It would take some careful negotiation but i'm sure something can be done. I was a member of the board of Hope House mens shelter for 5 years and i saw first hand the harm gambling can do on families etc. It's a serious addiction and i'm in favour of more help for those with the addiction.
I have not had a chance to read the policies as this is my first time running and have not got in yet
If elected, The MAYNE Team, will develop – and then implement – a Public Health and Wellbeing Plan. In this plan will prioritise and facilitate change within our key priority areas, one of which includes reducing the harm of gambling. Check out our website for more info: https://www.themayneteam.com.au/wellbeing
We want to strengthening communities, and reduce social isolation, through a variety of means, including reopening previously closed community centres and re-invigorating social programs. Our team will work towards strengthening health alliances with local health districts and Primary Health Networks, to work towards healthier communities.
Some specific commitments would include:
To avoid gambling venues for council events or activities.
To not make council grants available to venues that operate EGMs
To not allow future poker machine on council land and support the transition away from gambling use by existing venues
No discount rates for organisations that operate EGM
Do an assessment of local impacts of poker machine venue applications, and commit resources to opposing those that will negatively impact the community
Increase public awareness of ‘gambling harm’ (eg via art exhibitions/ plays/stories etc) and review council documents/discussions to ensure the use of this term instead of ‘responsible gambling’
Adopt internal HR and operational policies that address gambling harm
Advocate to state and federal governments for legislative reform to reduce and prevent gambling harm and amend the EGM application process to allow councils to have a greater say