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ANDREW WILKIE TO QUESTION PM ON POKER MACHINES

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will ask the Prime Minister the following in Question Time today. Please check against delivery.

“Prime Minister I’ve just given notice of a Private Members Bill to combat poker machine problem gambling, that would implement the Productivity Commission recommendations of $1 maximum bets and mandatory pre-commitment.

“Seeing as problem gamblers lose $5 bn annually and suffer terribly to the parasites in the pokies industry, something you’re on the record as being concerned with, will you support the Bill or at least allow it to be debated?”

WHEN: Approximately 2:15pm TODAY 2 March
WHERE: House of Representatives, Parliament House (watch live at http://www.aph.gov.au/News_and_Events/Watch_Parliament )
Andrew Wilkie, Independent MP for Denison

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