Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Media Release

Still Room to Do the Right Thing on Pokie Reform

The majority of the Tasmanian community wants pokies out of their local pubs and clubs. The election result has not changed this.

As we wait for the Hodgman Government to reveal the detail of how it will enact its election promise to cement pokies in Tasmanian communities until at least 2043, The Community Voice on Pokies Reform coalition will continue to be a strong and representative voice on this issue.

The principle of reducing the harm caused by pokies sits above politics and will continue to be raised as the process to renew or alter the current Deed proceeds.

The fact remains that Tasmanians were never asked if they wanted pokies to move into their neighbourhoods and the majority want them removed.

Tasmania’s house of review, the Legislative Council, remains largely independent and we have faith in its Members’ ability to look at this issue with the interests of Tasmanian communities at their core when the time comes to vote on the legislation.

The Community Voice on Pokies Reform coalition comprises 60 member organisations including local councils, not-for-profit service organisations, peak bodies, church-based groups and many others.

Kym Goodes, CEO, TasCOSS, 

John Hooper, CEO, Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania.

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  1. William Boeder

    February 8, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    The besotted greed of Australia’s ill-intentioned corporate dominated Fedeal government lackeys will be behind the retention of these digital robbery machines.

    Insufferable it is that there has not already been a total ban placed on these politically permitted scourging gougers being installed into Australia’s communities.

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