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Poker Machines Bill

The story of poker machines in Tasmania is a tale of twin tragedies: the deep corruption of successive governments & untold harm to tens of thousands of people

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  12 Oct 2021


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Estimates Reply – Minister Ferguson

We went back and forth a bit at the table about this government's dishonesty over the tax rate for electronic gaming machines in casinos.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  14 Sep 2021


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Pokies Harm to Continue Despite Legislation Delay

Minister Ferguson confirmed in Budget Estimates profound social harm caused by pokies is set to continue, despite legislation being delayed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  24 Nov 2020


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

No Confidence in Premier Hodgman over Pokies Corruption

It gives me no pleasure as the Greens Leader to stand here and bring on a motion of no confidence in the Premier of Tasmania.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 May 2018


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Gambling Inquiry Report Backs in Pokies' Profits Over People

The Future Gaming Markets Inquiry report tabled today has failed Tasmanians by backing in the status quo.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  28 Sep 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Pokies Deed Corruption Allegations Must be Heard by Parliamentary Inquiry

Tasmania Police will review their investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption following the fall of the Liberal Bethune Government in 1972.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  8 May 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Liberals Must Listen to Rev. Costello on Pokies

Rev. Tim Costello has openly named the pokies industry as a powerful vested interest, which runs government gambling policy across Australia.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  12 Apr 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Clear Message to Parliamentary Committee on Pokies' Harm

The Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets begins tomorrow, with an overwhelming number of submissions wanting pokies out of pubs and clubs.  

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  6 Feb 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Glenorchy Pokie Licence Shows Need for Moratorium

The news today that yet another licensed venue in Glenorchy has applied to operate poker machines beggars belief.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Oct 2016