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?||Not taking any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?||Reducing gambling harm in your LGA?|
|Kimberly Reddin||East Ward||✅||✅||✅||❌||✅|
|Marea Wilson||East Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Gary Di Paola||North Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Peter Thompson||Central Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
|Philipa Veitch||West Ward||✅||✅||✅||✅||✅|
Which of the policies referred to in our Candidate Information Pack do you support?
What is your position on poker machine policy?
We are against gambling advertisements to do with all sports. (Just like cigarettes). As a position we believe poker machines should be rare, taxed, monitored but legal. Operators should have to pay the staff to complete regular RSG courses. The courses should be designed to protect the staff from the occupational hazard the gaming industry represents to staff and patrons alike. The Arts Party NSW believe councils should have the right to reduce the allocation of poker machines below levels dictated by State Govt as they so choose. Venues should be encouraged and supported to transition and divert their business models away from this drek so-called form of 'entertainment'. Government should be moving to phase the machines out almost entirely across all local communities. Alternative forms of entertainment in all venues should be developed, encouraged or restored. Then like the song says 'Blow up the Pokies!'
I think that the state and federal governments have more control over these issues than local government
Gary Di Paola
Pokies should be reduced. Harms Families and illegal money laundry. All grants from clubs should go via a government agencies for approval. Club grants are being used to reduce poke taxes. Increase poke taxes for operators with 50 or more machines. Pubs should be paying more as they keep profits
I support all of the initiatives proposed. The state's conflict of interest with poker machine revenue should mean council has greater power over policy.
I have had my Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gambling certification since 2004, and have worked in many poker machine venues.
I would like to see more assistance for venues that don't have gambling as a revenue stream.
I support the full range of proposed measures to reduce poker machine use in our communities