Brighton Council votes to support pokies’ removal

BRIGHTON Council has voted to support the proposed removal of poker machines from Tasmanian hotels and clubs.

At last night’s meeting, the Council voted unanimously to support the initiative proposed by the State Labor Party, becoming the first Tasmanian council to take such a decision. Continue reading “Brighton Council votes to support pokies’ removal”

End of pokies’ scourge a good move

BRIGHTON Mayor Tony Foster says Tasmanian Labor’s move to phase out poker machines in hotels and clubs is a great move that will significantly benefit the Tasmanian community and economy.

Mayor Foster, a long-time opponent of the placement of poker machines and particularly their predominance in lower socio-economic areas, said they were a scourge on the community and Tasmania would be a much better place without them.

“Leading economist Saul Eslake said just this week that the next Tasmanian Government needed to be bold and make the hard decisions.  This announcement by the Labor Party is an example of that very approach,” Cr Foster said. Continue reading “End of pokies’ scourge a good move”