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Labor Abandon Health as Paul Lennon's Grip Tightens

Rosalie Woodruff MP | Greens Health spokesperson

After spending five years talking about the importance of health to Tasmanians, Labor appears to have abandoned their ‘top priority’.

First they ditched their pokies policy, and now all scrutiny of the Hodgman Government’s mismanagement of health is gone. Labor are instead focussing on a new two-word slogan about a “jobs emergency”, doing the bidding of former Labor Premier and heavyweight, Paul Lennon.

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

 Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens’ Spokesperson for Gambling

The Greens will move, in the new Parliament, for an Independent Commission of Inquiry to fully investigate the seedy history of the Federal Hotels monopoly deal, and the circumstances surrounding the extension of the Farrell family’s business into Launceston, and ultimately into pubs and clubs around the State. 

The disinfectant of sunlight must be shone on this issue, as the Federal Hotels’ Monopoly Deed comes closer to expiring.

Liberals’ Pokies Policy the Worst Case Scenario for Community

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens’ Gambling spokesperson

The Liberals have demonstrated just how deep in industry's pocket, and out of touch with the community, they are when it comes to the poker machines in the State. Their policy will entrench the harm caused, and ignite a competitive marketplace for addiction.

The evidence heard at the recent Parliamentary Inquiry made it clear, the Liberals' policy to enter into individual contracts with gaming venues is the worst case scenario.

THA Must Reconsider Approach to Pokies

Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens’ Gambling spokesperson

Should the people of Tasmania choose a parliament in 2018 that supports the removal of pokies from pubs and clubs, there is ample time for businesses, which currently rely on the misfortune of those playing the pokies, to become viable.

If the letter is sent to Federal Group next year informing them that their stranglehold on pokies in Tasmania is over and that from 2023 they have to be removed from pubs and clubs, there are training services available to help that transition process.

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