Australians are being urged to get behind efforts to reform the $23 billion gambling industry through a campaign supported by the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Alliance for Gambling Reform, which brings together 60 community organisations including ACL, has written an open letter to the Prime Minister and all Federal Politicians urging them to support the following proposals for gambling reform:
1. A ban on sports betting advertising during G-rated time periods;
2. A Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform to build on existing knowledge of the problems and solutions; and
3. Legislation that limits poker machine harm to a maximum $1 bet and maximum loss of $120 per hour.
It is estimated there are 500,000 Australians experiencing financial stress, mental illness and relationship breakdown as a result of gambling.
Please join us by adding your voice today.