NSW 2021 Newcastle Council Elections - Alliance for Gambling Reform

NSW 2021 Newcastle Council Elections

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Newcastle Period Losses Poker Machines Premises
Club 2020/2021 $103,752,122 1930 29
Hotel 2020/2021 $68,154,951 875 59
  Weekly loss  $3,305,905    



This council area is ranked 10th in the state club pokies losses, and 14th in the state by pub pokie losses. The Western Suburbs (Newcastle) Leagues club is ranked 1st in the state by club poker machine profits. Another 3 clubs are in the top 100 (out of 1,032).



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? 
John McKenzie Ward 1
Steve O'Brien Ward 1
Charlotte McCabe Ward 2
Mario Bechelli Ward 3
Darren Brollo Ward 3
Mark Brooker Ward 3
Thomas Levick Ward 4


Which of the policies referred to in our Candidate Information Pack do you support?
What is your position on poker machine policy?

John McKenzie

Steve O'Brien

Charlotte McCabe

Mario Bechelli

Darren Brollo

Mark Brooker

Thomas Levick