Clubs Australia have unveiled a $2 million public relations campaign which attempts to paint Clubs Australia as the champions of action on problem gambling.
Greens’ gambling spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, today said that Clubs Australia's attempt to paint themselves as the good guys in the pokies debate is galling.
“This is a cynical exercise by an industry who wants to protect its profits at the expense of problem gamblers and their families,” said Senator Di Natale.
“Make no mistake, Clubs Australia have fought tooth and nail against every meaningful proposal for reform and it has done serious damage to their reputation. This is a desperate exercise in brand rehabilitation.
“Not satisfied with trying to derail every meaningful reform proposed by the Productivity Commission, Clubs Australia now wants to rewrite history.
“The pokies industry is to problem gambling what big tobacco is to lung cancer and no amount of spin will change that fact.”
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