Wangaratta Rural City Council Candidate Responses - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Wangaratta Rural City 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?
Joe O'Keefe City Lived in WA for 38 years, great to not have Pokies. The cancer spread from NSW into Vic, ACT & SA. it is so part of fabric of NSW that it cannot be banned there. Should be banned by Vic and ACT. The only advantage of Pokies is seen in Adelaide. Inner city pubs in Perth demolished, whereas in SA funds from gambling addiction result in similar pubs being renovated, extended. As a Town Planner I believe local amenity should be up to local democracy, so if SA were to vote to retain them, knowing how they wreck lives, that must prevail. Addicts may shift to WA, hopefully, and even funded to move by Canberra.  
Jack Herry Herry City Social Policy, Planning and enforcement, advocacy