The Andrews Government has rushed legislation through the Lower House of Parliament which, if passed into law, has the potential increase the harms caused by pokies.
The Legislation includes:
- Increasing poker machine licenses from 10 to 20 years
- Allowing dangerous cashless gaming
Allowing $500 a day to be withdrawn from inside pokie dens using EFTPOS machines to sneak around the ban on ATMs
It's incredibly problematic and instead of rushing it through, we need the Upper House to delay it so sensible amendments can be made to prevent further and avoidable harms.
But to do that, we need to show Upper House MP's that this is an issue the community cares about and is paying attention to. We can't do that without you.
Send an email to your MP which urges them not to pass the legislation!
The email to MP's is written, all you need to do is type in your address so the email will automatically be sent to your MP and then hit send! This will have a massive impact in demonstrating to MP's the communities concerns which will spur them to act.
Together, we can stop this legislation! Email your MP's now!