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Election Survey - Victoria 2014 - Q3


Q3 - Poker machines

Poker machines were introduced in Victoria in 1991 without public consultation. The government and the gaming industry have grown richer, but Victorians are losing $8 million a day to pokies. About 40% of this loss comes from problem gambling, which can lead to poverty, suicide and family breakdown. Governments need to end their dependence on revenue from problem gambling.

Would you support legislation to phase out poker machines in Victoria over a ten year period?


Party Reply Score
 Australian Christian Party

Yes definitely.                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                
10
Australian Cyclists Party

No comment. 

Australian Sex Party

No comment.

1
Democratic Labour Party

Yes definitely.

10 
Family First

Yes definitely.

10 
Greens Party

Probably.

7

Labor Party

Definitely not.

Labor will, as we did in Government previously, work with industry and stakeholders to reduce the incidence of gambling related harm. But Labor believes that adults are entitled to gamble as a form of legitimate recreation and we have no plans to ban Electronic Gaming Machines.

2
Liberal-National Party

Victoria’s gaming regulation features some of the strongest responsible gambling measures in Australia.  Victoria has reached a record low for gaming machine density and gaming machine expenditure is declining in real terms.  The Coalition Government is committed to responsible gambling measures that work such as pre-commitment technology.  The Government has committed to maintaining the state-wide cap of 30,000 gaming machines.

2
Rise Up Australia

Yes definitely.

10

Authorised by: David Phillips, FamilyVoice Australia, 4th Floor, 68 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000



 


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