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Monday, 20 March 2017
Page: 1471


Senator KAKOSCHKE-MOORE (South Australia) (21:18): Given that the harms caused by gambling, whether pokies or online gambling, are largely the same—in that there are devastating consequences for a person's finances, possibly for their marriage and for their ability to pay their mortgage—and that the government is in active consideration of a national consumer protection framework, why then aren't land-based betting services and harm minimisation techniques applicable to those services currently under consideration?