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Liberal Backbencher Sings to Donor's Tune

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Sunday, 27 August 2017

Tags: Pokies, Gambling Industry, Hobart, Federal Group

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader 

Liberal backbencher, Nic Street, is pointedly demonstrating what political influence decades of donations from the Federal Group to both major parties has bought.

Any time Federal needs political backIng, the Liberal and Labor parties rush to their defence.

Fresh from the Liberal Party's State Council meeting at a Federal owned casino, Mr Street is now having a crack at the Greens for pointing out how desperate the Farrell family must be to improve their image by holding a rock concert at their Sandy Bay pokies barn.

Mr Street is backing in the Federal Group undercutting the Derwent Entertainment Centre as Hobart's major venue for large acts like Cold Chisel.  He also apparently hasn't given thought to the impact of an outdoor rock concert and huge volumes of traffic on local residents.

This has nothing to do with what a great Aussie band Cold Chisel is, and everything to do with the Farrell family's desperation to improve a public image tarnished by the suffering their poker machines cause.

Now that Greg Farrell has confirmed his company intends to donate to the Liberal and Labor parties this election, in the year before the Monopoly Deed's expiry, Liberal backbenchers are being wheeled out to make sure of a big fat cheque from the Federal Group.