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Election 2014 - Party Policies - Communities - Gambling

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Communities - Gambling

This is where the parties stand on Gambling

Gambling

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  • Conduct a full social, economic and environmental impact study on the effect of the gambling industry on all aspects of life in New Zealand.
  • Develop a national database to monitor the economic and social sustainability of all forms of gambling.
  • Establish an independent regulator to oversee the entire gaming industry. (more here)

 

  • Conduct a thorough review of gambling law, regulation, policy and provision.
  • Enforce gambling regulation more rigorously and vigorously prosecute where there is real evidence of rorts occurring.
  • Continue the levy on the gambling industry to support comprehensive counselling, intervention and public health gambling services by skilled voluntary agencies.
  • Support the right of those agencies, and other addiction services, to advocate for their clients for better regulation and public health policies. (more here)

  • Abolish pokie machines from local communities and allow a community veto on pokies in casinos.
  • Remove the distribution of pokie profits from the gaming charities, and allocate funding through established, publicly accountable mechanisms such as COGS or Internal Affairs Lotteries committees.
  • Prohibit smoking in all gambling venues.
  • End gambling advertising in all media.
  • Ensure that organisations which deal with the harms created by problem gambling are adequately resourced out of the proceeds of gambling. (more here)

  • Enact the Gambling (gambling harm reduction) amendment bill to provide local communities with more power to determine where pokie machines may be sited, and in how the proceeds can be distributed. (more here)

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Days to the General Election: 38
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