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Attack the pokies barons not people on welfare entitlements

GreensMPs 9 Mar 2018

The Greens spokesperson on gambling, Senator Andrew Bartlett has called the federal government hypocrites who are using pokie addiction as an excuse to attack people on welfare, while refusing to stand up to the billion-dollar, predatory gambling industry.

“We have silence from the government following revelations that Woolworths tells their staff to spy on patrons, gathering personal information in order to trick them into putting more money into pokies.

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Pokies must go for action on harmful gambling addiction: Greens

It is deeply disappointing that the majority of senators have turned their backs on vulnerable Australians by voting down a motion calling for the phasing out of poker machines in pubs and clubs, the Australian Greens say.

“With hundreds of thousands of Australians at risk of harmful gambling addiction, it’s a travesty that senators, excluding the Nick Xenophon Team, have voted down a Greens’ motion to tackle predatory gambling.

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Greens to close Government’s gambling advertising loopholes for broadcasters

The Australian Greens have slammed the Turnbull Government for allowing loopholes that gets Foxtel out of a blanket ban on playing gambling advertising during live sports, and broadcasters playing gambling ads during pre-game entertainment.

“Last year, the Government claimed they’d struck a deal with broadcasters to ban gambling ads during sport broadcasts. We now see the legislation to enforce this shows not all broadcasters are treated equally,” Greens media spokesperson Senator Hanson-Young said.

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QLD Labor hoodwinking Cairns community over secretive $1bn waterfront development proposal

QLD Labor hoodwinking Cairns community over secretive $1bn waterfront development proposal

QLD Labor are hosting their farcical community consultation pop-up shop over the holiday break as a deliberate plot to strip the people of Cairns their right to have a say in the future of their own community.

The local community has a right to a fair and transparent consultation on the future of their city, yet as her first act as Minister for Tourism, Kate Jones will be pulling the wool over their eyes.

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Labor takes millions from casinos; fails to support Senate inquiry into casinos

Lee Rhiannon 19 Oct 2017

MEDIA RELEASE - 19 October 2017

Labor takes millions from casinos; fails to support Senate inquiry into casinos

Labor’s decision to not support a Senate inquiry into casinos after two decades of accepting millions of dollars of donations from the industry reflects poorly on Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens gambling spokesperson said.

“The only thing stopping a full Senate inquiry into casinos is the Labor Party,” Senator Rhiannon said.

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Pokie con-job lawsuit implicates every poker machine in Queensland

Larissa Waters 26 Oct 2016

The Australian Greens today welcomed the lawsuit from the Alliance for Gambling Reform lodged in Melbourne today and called for a halt to the Palaszczuk government’s casino obsession.  The expanded scope of the lawsuit for misleading and deceptive conduct puts every single poker machine in Queensland under suspicion.

“The newly announced element of this historic court case brings in every single poker machine in Queensland, because industry and government constantly use the dodgy ‘return to player’ claim.

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Historic NSW victory shows it’s time to ban greyhound racing across Australia – Greens launch national campaign

Following the historic NSW decision to ban greyhound racing the Australian Greens have launched a national campaign to ban greyhound racing in all states and territories.   

Senator Lee Rhiannon joined ACT Greens spokesperson for animal welfare Caroline Le Couteur in Canberra to celebrate the victory and launch the national campaign. 

“The historic win in NSW has given great encouragement to us that we can win a nationwide ban,” said Senator Rhiannon. 

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