Local Governments are in between a rock and hard place. They see the impacts of poker machine addiction in their communities, but have very little power to stop it - the state government regulates the industry.
We surveyed all candidates on two simple questions;
1) Do you support the removal of all misleading and deceptive features programmed into electronic gaming machines (pokies)?
2) Do you support local governments having proper authority over the location of poker machines in their respective communities?
The response was incredible. 493 candidates responded from over 85% of local governments.
99% said they support removing all misleading and deceptive features
98% said they support local governments having proper authority over where machines are placed
We also gave every candidate the opportunity to explain their position on poker machines, and over 90% took up that opportunity.
Not all candidates responded, so you can find out which candidates support gambling reform in the table of all responses below. if you'd like to see more candidates support gambling reform,