Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens Gambling spokesperson
Brighton Mayor, Tony Foster’s suggestion that we bring the question of poker machines in our pubs and clubs to a plebiscite highlights Tasmania's distaste for pokies.
Anglicare's polling shows that around 80% of Tasmanians want pokies out of our pubs and clubs. A courageous government would heed the public will to remove these machines that leech over $200M every year from Tasmanians.
There's serious community anxiety around the placement, number and design of pokies in our suburbs.