Community views must be considered in pokies’ review

By TONY FOSTER

THE Parliamentary Joint Select Committee that is currently considering the future of gaming in Tasmania must consider the views of the community in reaching its recommendation.

For too long, too many Tasmanian families have suffered from electronic gaming machines ripping money out of the community. Unfortunately, successive governments are as much addicted to gaming tax revenue as the casino owners are to the profits from pokies in pubs and clubs around the State. Continue reading “Community views must be considered in pokies’ review”

Clean, green fun helps good cause

By VAN RANSLEY

A CHANCE discussion resulted in Diabetes Tasmania’s community work being helped by a fun day at the Brighton Bowls and Community Club (BB&CC) late last month.

Leanne Clark, who is Diabetes Tasmania operations manager, was voluntarily assisting the Club in a different capacity when she mentioned she worked with Diabetes Tasmania. The event developed from there.Bowls and diabetes Continue reading “Clean, green fun helps good cause”

Mayor calls for referendum on pokies

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster has repeated his call for a referendum at the next Tasmanian State election, asking the people of Tasmania if they want electronic gaming (poker) machines in hotels and clubs.

Mayor Foster says the Parliamentary Joint Select Committee, currently considering the future of gaming in Tasmania must take account of the views of the community in reaching its recommendation. Continue reading “Mayor calls for referendum on pokies”

‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor

TASMANIA’S longest-serving Mayor, Brighton Council’s Tony Foster has described as a dishonest misrepresentation, comments from Treasurer Peter Gutwein that local councils have sacrificed investment in our water and sewage infrastructure for a long time, in order to pay themselves dividends.

Mayor Foster said Treasurer Gutwein was very cunningly trying to blame local government for the financial challenges facing TasWater.  Continue reading “‘Cunning Treasurer’ called out by Brighton Mayor”