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Farrell Family Leeching Millions at the Expense of Disadvantaged Tasmanians

Federal Hotels continues to bloat its ill-gotten profits leeching off some of Tasmania’s poorest communities.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  8 Nov 2019


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Greens to Move for Independent Commission of Inquiry on Kevin Lyons and Federal Group Bribery Allegations

The Greens will move for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to fully investigate the seedy history of the Federal Hotels monopoly deal. 

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  25 Jan 2018


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

THA Must Reconsider Approach to Pokies

The current model is unsustainable and relies on the poorest Tasmanians losing more than they can afford to keep the pokies industry going.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  14 Dec 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Premier Deflecting on Donations from Federal Hotels

Pokies baron, Greg Farrell, has said his company will be offering donations to both Labor and the Liberals to help them “articulate” policy.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  1 Nov 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Poker Machines - Liberals' Position

In recent days, the Premier and the Treasurer have accused Labor of having no position on pokies. This may or may not be true.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Poker Machines - Agreement

has the Treasurer met with representatives from Federal Hotels and/or the THA to discuss the agreement which was flagged on the ABC this morning?

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Poker Machines - Agreement

A significant majority of Tasmanians want poker machines removed from pubs and clubs. They want the Federal monopoly deed extinguished.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Aug 2017


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Labor and Liberals Ignore Health Cost of Pokies

Tasmanians lose $200 million a year to poker machines. They devastate families and destroy lives.

Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Media Release  |  28 Jul 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Three and Half Years' Silence from Ogilvie on Pokies

Ms Ogilvie has been silent about poker machines, and the serious harm they cause, for three and a half years.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  27 Jul 2017


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Liberals' 'Individual Responsibility, Corporate Entitlement' Pokies Plan

Both the Premier and the Treasurer delivered a disappointing and underwhelming response to questions on the future of the Federal gambling monopoly.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  5 Jun 2017


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Concern over Pokies Terms of Reference Falls on Gutwein's Deaf Ears

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  7 Apr 2016


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Terms of Reference Just Liberal Policy

Andrea Dawkins  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016


Wrest Point Casino, Federal Group, Tasmania

Will the Public Get a Say on Pokies?

The Treasurer has made it clear that he does not want to give Tasmanians a real say on the location, number, type and design of poker machines in Tasmania. 

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  6 Apr 2016


Corruption, Handing over Envelope

Federal Hotels Monopoly

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  29 Oct 2015


Line of Electronic Gaming Machines (Pokies)

Pokies Cost Community

The latest Treasury monthly break-down figures reveal Tasmanians lost a staggering $207, 340, 156 on poker machines from December 2013 to December 2014.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  3 Feb 2015