Let's Reduce Pokie Harm in Tasmania!
Dear Premier Hodgman,
This election will be an historic one. Both major parties have come out with a gambling policy and are acknowledging the harm that pokies can cause to our communities.
However, your policy is not the answer. It will lock in poker machines for the next 20 years and we as a community want to be free from pokie harm.
Pokies are designed to addict and they contribute to poverty, mental health issues, and family violence.
Per capita, Australians lose more to gambling than anyone else in the world. On pokies alone, we lose more than $12 billion every year! This is a serious problem that requires urgent, drastic action.
This election, I will be voting to reduce pokie harm and I urge you to change your policy to support people, not pokies.