Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokesperson
The finances of many Tasmanians look very bleak in the light of Treasury's pokie loss figures for December.
Tasmanians lost close to $16M on poker machines in December, almost half a million dollars more than the previous month.
To add insult to injury, December figures indicate slowed retail spending, and employment rates that got nowhere near the Christmas-kick they have in previous years.
These machine are parasitic, draining millions from the people who can least afford it.