Another poll confirms majority want pokies out of pubs

Shaun Thurstans 2019, News and Media, Opinion Pieces and Public Commentary

Future Tassie survey: Readers want fewer or no poker machines in Tasmania

Anglicare social action and research manager Meg Webb said the figure was the latest in a series of anti-pokies poll results and was “a mandate for decisive action”.

“Tasmanians do not like poker machines in their local community — they know these machines cause harm and deliver no local benefit,” Ms Webb said.

“The Hodgman Government can clearly place the community first by locating poker machines only in casinos.

“They would be acting in the best interests of the community, supported overwhelmingly by the evidence and aligned with the will of the Tasmanian people.”