14 Oct 2011
Australian Greens Leader, Senator Bob Brown, and Greens spokesperson for gambling, Senator Richard Di Natale, today announced an alternative policy for pokie reform that removes the need for mandatory pre-commitment.
“The Greens’ policy is a simple, targeted and cheap alternative to mandatory pre-commitment,” said Senator Di Natale. “Rather than fitting mandatory pre-commitment technology to all ‘high-intensity’ machines, the Greens policy would result in ‘low-intensity’ machines only.”
12 Oct 2011
Greens’ spokesperson for gambling and health, Senator Richard Di Natale, has welcomed the creation of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation but has called on the Baillieu government to back it up with changes to poker machines.
“I am pleased to see the Victorian Government invest in trying to address problem gambling but it won’t amount to much without meaningful reform to back it up.”
03 Oct 2011
16 Sep 2011
Greens’ gambling spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, has urged Labor to hold strong on pokies reform.
“Labor MPs need to stand firm in the face of a deceitful and manipulative campaign from Clubs Australia,” said Senator Di Natale.
“I have seen the impact of problem gambling first-hand, as a doctor, and gambling addiction can be as devastating as any physical disease.”
14 Sep 2011
Greens’ gambling spokesperson, Senator Richard Di Natale, has pointed out that the clubs are at odds with themselves.
“Clubs are simultaneously claiming that mandatory pre-commitment would cripple their revenue from pokies, while spruiking a report from Norway that says pre-commitment wouldn’t work and would in fact increase the number of problem gamblers,” said Senator Di Natale
“This is a gambling industry funded survey and the Greens have much more faith in the views of the Productivity Commission on this matter.”