Tassie Dig ‘won’t dump’ pokies policy

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Push volition standstill by its design to forbidding fire hook machines from Tasmania’s pubs and clubs eve if it doesn’t gain the Edge 3 election.

The state’s Opposition drawing card Rebecca White says the controversial insurance is evidence-based and volition non be dumped if her company isn’t elected to a bulk government.

«We will not back away from this policy, because it’s the right thing to do for Tasmanians,» she told reporters in Hobart on Sunday, short after Premiere Wish Hodgman proclaimed the res publica was heading to the polls in five weeks.

«We know that that $110 million that’s lost on poker machines in our pubs and clubs every year will be better spent in the Tasmanian community, and better spent supporting families to look after their children.»

The Bighearted company agen ceme (http://urlr.be/) (http://urlr.be/) has vowed to continue pokies in the State Department if returned to power, differentiating itself from Task which wants them expended by 2023.

Earlier in January, Mr Hodgman said he believes Tasmanians should be able-bodied to take if they wish to take part in lawful gaming activities.

The Liberals have, however, vowed to interruption a monopoly held on physical science gaming machines by Federal Grouping.

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