Strathbogie Shire Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Strathbogie Shire Council Candidate Responses

Candidate Responses

First Name

Last Name


Do you support reducing the opening hours of poker machine venues?

Do you support local governments having greater say on the granting or refusing applications for poker machines in their respective communities?

Do you support the banning of all sports gambling ads?

Will you pledge to not take any donations from venues or organisations that derive income from gambling interests?

Will you commit to 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?

Reg Dickinson Lake Nagambie Ban all gambling advertising. No more pokies for Vic.
Laura Binks Mt. Wombat  Our community in Strathbogie Shire displayed just as much opposition to pokies being introduced in Euroa as those supporting it. With dedication and hard work, those opposing the introduction of pokies won and had the planning approval reverse. We now have a gambling policy in our planning scheme.
I also have friends who work in social clubs which have pokies, and it is really interesting talking with them. I think we need a subsidised social club for all residents, especially the elderly, that can support essential community engagement, but does not rely on pokie revenue to keep the venue running. The online betting that is now so prevalent is very worrying as it is associated with all our sporting events and the profits all go overseas so we don't even get any fiscal benefit!