Andrea Dawkins MP | Greens' Gambling spokesperson
The Greens welcome the Tasmanian Small Business Council’s policy to reduce poker machines in Tasmania. This is a unique opportunity to free the community from these parasitic machines, and for small businesses to reap the financial reward.
The Small Business Council, headed up by former Liberal candidate, Robert Mallett, can see we need a reduction in pokies. Their position, while the Greens believe relies too heavily on government assistance, would see the number of poker machines reduced from the community.