Let's Put People before Pokies

 

To the Honourable President and Members of the Legislative Council of New South Wales. This petition of certain citizens of New South Wales states that:

  • Poker machine are the leading cause of gambling-related harm, with 75% of all gambling addictions attributed to pokies. 

  • NSW has the largest number of poker machines of any state in Australia and per person gambling losses from poker machines in NSW are the highest in the world.

  • Poker machine losses in NSW are in almost $7 billion a year, roughly half total losses in Australia.

  • The influence of the clubs and hotels industries has stymied meaningful reform of  poker machine laws increasing gambling harm. 

 

Your petitioners request that the Parliament:

Take legislative action to address the massive toll of gambling harm in our communities, and  specifically to:

  • Reduce the number of poker machines in NSW.

  • Implement maximum $1 bet limits and remove machine features that are considered addictive.

  • Require monthly venue by venue reporting of actual losses so communities are aware of the local impact of these machines. 

  • Support a Special Commission of Inquiry into the influence of the gambling and racing industry on NSW politics. 

 

 

Who's signing

cassy cedervall
Damien Atkins
Josephine Perret
Ben Mcgowan
Trish Jones
Julie Strickland
Robyn McTavish
David Haynes
Geoff Rayner
Donna Miles
Cameron Wilkinson
Mal Campbell
Paul Hunt
Helen King
Paul Stevens
Tania Questel
Evelaine Berry
Dorte Planert
Simon Thomas
Tracey Booth
Colin Butt
Dennis Hatzidimitriou
Rosie Mitchell
Susie Forster
Kim Stephenson
Loretta Perry
Clare Twomey
Louise Macaulay

Will you sign?


Showing 87 reactions

  • cassy cedervall
    signed 2019-04-01 22:24:16 +1100
  • Damien Atkins
    signed 2019-02-12 16:08:24 +1100
  • Josephine Perret
    signed 2018-11-12 01:17:04 +1100
  • Ben Mcgowan
    signed 2018-09-20 15:20:09 +1000
  • Trish Jones
    signed 2018-08-10 18:21:04 +1000
  • Julie Strickland
    signed 2018-08-10 17:33:23 +1000
  • Robyn McTavish
    signed 2018-08-10 15:58:39 +1000
  • David Haynes
    signed 2018-08-10 13:26:20 +1000
  • Geoff Rayner
    signed 2018-08-10 12:33:18 +1000
  • Donna Miles
    signed 2018-08-10 12:01:59 +1000
  • Cameron Wilkinson
    signed 2018-08-10 11:46:56 +1000
  • Mal Campbell
    signed 2018-08-10 06:52:00 +1000
    Do the right thing to limit and minimise harm, without really effecting the fun of players enjoying themselves….
  • Paul Hunt
    signed 2018-08-10 03:09:05 +1000
  • Helen King
    signed 2018-08-09 22:11:58 +1000
  • Paul Stevens
    signed 2018-08-09 21:14:00 +1000
    Paul Stevens
  • Tania Questel
    signed 2018-08-09 20:39:30 +1000
    I am currently in China but feel strongly about this topic so I have signed this petition.
  • Evelaine Berry
    signed 2018-08-09 19:31:07 +1000
  • Dorte Planert
    signed 2018-08-09 18:23:21 +1000
    gambling debts can destroy families and take money away from our small local businesses
  • Simon Thomas
    signed 2018-08-09 17:04:52 +1000
    Addiction is not the fault of the person with the addiction. Addiction is caused purposefully by the large corporations that KNOW how rich they can get by creating addiction. Make this purposeful and willful community destruction illegal. Companies and their shareholders do NOT need to get rich to the detriment of a decent society. Those shareholders may eventually find themselves in a society full of chaos.
  • Tracey Booth
    signed 2018-08-09 16:40:26 +1000
  • Colin Butt
    signed 2018-08-09 15:45:00 +1000
    Australians can’t afford poker machines.
  • Dennis Hatzidimitriou
    signed 2018-07-31 05:48:36 +1000
  • Rosie Mitchell
    signed 2018-07-30 20:03:35 +1000
  • Susie Forster
    signed 2018-07-30 12:25:02 +1000
    Susie Forster
  • Kim Stephenson
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-07-30 07:27:24 +1000
    Sign the petition: Put People before Pokies
  • Kim Stephenson
    @arielfishbourne tweeted link to this page. 2018-07-30 07:27:21 +1000
  • Kim Stephenson
    signed 2018-07-30 07:25:50 +1000
  • Loretta Perry
    signed 2018-07-29 23:03:20 +1000
  • Clare Twomey
    signed 2018-07-29 21:04:43 +1000
  • Louise Macaulay
    signed 2018-07-29 20:32:55 +1000