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NSW Greens Propose Strict New Gambling Regulations

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The Greens in Australia’s New South Wales have revealed their plans for how online gambling should be regulated at both a state and federal level to reduce gambling harms.

Cate Faehrmann, a Greens MP and the party’s gambling harm reduction spokesperson said that online gambling is the fastest-growing form of gambling and that governments have failed to keep pace. She said that the party’s plans would place restrictions on the industry in order to limit the harm it can do.

According to the Greens, young people are particularly vulnerable, and without new gambling regulation, the industry will “addict an entire generation”. As such, they have proposed controls that would give people “some power over online gambling platforms” and help them control their spending.

There are five main points to the Greens’ proposal:

  • The creation of a National Independent Gambling Regulator.
  • Introduction of mandatory pre-commitment and an exclusion program across all platforms.
  • Ban all forms of gambling adverts on TV, radio, and online.
  • Prevent those under 18 from accessing “loot boxes” in video games.
  • Prevent the gambling industry from making political donations and prevent politicians from working for the industry.

We need an independent National Gambling Regulator to reign in the harm caused by this insidious industry. The Greens’ plan will see independent regulatory oversight at a Federal level, crack down on companies that refuse to enforce online gambling restrictions, and stop the gambling industry from exploiting kids through video games and targeted ads.
It’s no surprise the gambling industry has been allowed to run amok for decades when both Labor and the Liberals accept huge sums of money from corporate donors looking to peddle influence. The Greens are fighting to bring integrity back into politics and ban political donations from big corporations. It’s time for all politicians to represent the interests of the people who elected them, not the interests of the donor class and corporate lobbyists.

Senator Janet RiceGreens Spokesperson for Gambling Reform

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