Premier Gladys Berejiklian,
Across NSW poker machines fell silent on March 23 for the first time since 1956. The tens of thousands of residents of NSW who are harmed, one way or another, by their own or a loved one's gambling, felt safe.
Flick the Switch on poker machines.
Western Australian pubs and clubs manage fine without pokies. Restaurants and cafes manage without pokies.
Liquor and Gaming inspectors are horrified at the failure of venues to manage physical distancing and hygiene.
The residents of NSW deserve a public health pandemic plan that is driven by health officials, not gambling industry reps.
Your government and public health workers are doing a great job in NSW. But we are on a COVID knife-edge.
There's one thing you can do to help keep us safer.
Pokies are not essential during a pandemic.
Turn them off again to make venues safer, and leave them off until we are out of the COVID danger period.