NICK XENOPHON M.L.C.
INDEPENDENT NO POKIES
MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
AND STATE GAMBLING MINISTERS MEET TODAY TO FORMULATE THEIR:
Federal Government to push for
‘further research’ rather than
take immediate action to help problem gamblers
Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon has labelled as ‘tragic’
the Federal Government’s plan to hold off from helping problem gamblers until
further research is conducted.
the Federal Government yesterday publicly criticising the States for their ‘disturbing’
response to problem gambling Federal Community Services Minister Kay
an opinion piece in yesterday’s Advertiser Minister
rather than taking immediate action to rectify this ‘disturbing’
situation the Federal Government will await the establishment of a National
Gambling Research Institute before ‘making
any decisions regarding how to help problem gamblers’.
Pokies MLC Nick Xenophon has described the Federal Government’s response as a
further ‘stalling tactic’,
designed to absolve the Federal Government from the responsibility it has to
help problem gamblers.
“It truly is a pathetic response to reprimand the States for their disturbing commitment to helping problem gamblers and then in the same breath try to argue that we need more research before taking action.”
Written and authorised by Nick Xenophon, 653 Lower North East Road, Paradise, SA 5075