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Greens say all roads lead to one dollar

Media Release
Bob Brown 15 Jan 2012

Australian Greens Leader Senator Bob Brown says all roads in the debate over poker machines are now leading top the Greens' one dollar bet limit option.

"Nick Xenophon's call for this option to be backed in today's press, and Andrew Wilkie's willingness to revert back to one dollar bet limits, and the fact that it is a much cheaper option for clubs to implement, points to this being the  point of agreement for everybody who wants to take real action on the damage to society of compulsive gambling.

Greens Senator Richard Di Natale relaunched this option last year with a great deal of support from experts in the field.

Senator Brown says that the one dollar bet is the best way forward for the Gillard Government and should be backed by the Abbott Opposition.

Senator Brown is attending a Braddon Greens fundraising event at Hawley House this lunchtime and will available in Launceston later this afternoon.

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