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Passage of Gambling Legislation Has Pokies Barons Popping Champagne Corks

Cassy O'Connor MP

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 25 November 2021

Tags: Pokies, Federal Group, Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Political Donations

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

In one of the Tasmanian Parliament’s darkest days, the Liberals’ gambling framework legislation has passed both Houses of Parliament with Labor’s full support.

They’ll be popping the champagne corks down at the casino and at the Tasmanian Hospitality Association headquarters.

To the industry, this is all about profits over people, and because of the industry’s huge political influence and its donations, the Liberal and Labor parties have also prioritized profits over the Tasmanian people.

This legislation will claim lives and livelihoods.  It’s the utterly immoral legislative consequence of institutional corruption.

Shame on every captured Liberal and Labor MP who allowed their precious votes to be bought by their gambling industry donors.