2CH news comments

Gambling reform needed in 2015

#1015 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 28 Dec 2014.

As the new year approaches, we can all think of individuals and families who are doing it tough, some of them devastated and divided by drug addiction, or family violence, or unemployment, or problem gambling.

On the issue of gambling reform in particular, the NSW government has no excuse for sitting on its hands and following the lead of the powerful clubs and hotels lobby in championing the use of poker machines as revenue raisers.

NSW Council of Churches President Ross Clifford said there were clear recommendations for wide-ranging reform of the gambling industry, and tangible benefits to NSW families, from a report on the gambling industry tabled in the NSW Legislative Council in August this year.

He said he had respectfully encouraged Premier Mike Baird to consider implementing all recommendations in the report to ensure harm minimisation and responsible gambling for the people of this State.

It is to be hoped that 2015 brings NSW families some welcome relief on gambling reform.

I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.


No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


Latest tweets

  • RT @kamalweerakoon: While we cannot "easily read off God’s will from the providences", "[d]roughts and bushfires are to jolt us to remember… 3 months ago
  • RT @pastors_heart: “Once the law is in place, someone will choose to make a big issue of it, and a Church or organisation will find themsel… 3 months ago
  • RT @abpdavies: I urge all Christians to continue to show compassion for #bushfire victims, pray the threat will ease and be thankful to God… 3 months ago
%d bloggers like this: