Thursday, May 31st, 2012

The last thing Brisbane needs is another casino, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.

“On a day where his federal counterpart Tony Abbott was opposing an expansion of gambling in Australia, it is ironic that Premier Campbell Newman is entertaining the prospect of it increasing,” ACL’s Queensland Director Wendy Francis said.

“We don’t need any more poker machines in Brisbane’s CBD. The evidence of the harm they do to the community is overwhelming.

“The Government’s vision for revitalising the CBD is commendable but a casino should not be part of the plan,” Ms Francis said.