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WOOLWORTHS v- GETUP! THE SAFER GAMBLING CAMPAIGN WINS IN FEDERAL COURT

WOOLWORTHS v- GETUP!         THE SAFER GAMBLING CAMPAIGN WINS IN FEDERAL COURT

The GetUp! campaign to request Woolworths to place a $1 bet limit on their pokies is a step further to becoming a reality.
  The Federal Court in Sydney today (6.7.12) upheld the request by 210 Woolworths shareholders, who support the GetUp! campaign, to ensure Woolworths hold an EGM (Extraordinary General Meeting) to discuss the $1 bet limit.
The EGM will, however, be held off until November at the request of Woolworths. Meanwhile, the campaign can gather strength!

 

Do you know anyone who has suffered as a result of gambling addiction and Woolworths pokies? If so, please contact info@getup.org.au who are making a booklet of stories of people affected by gambling.

Currently the maximum bet in NSW per swing of a pokie is $10 ($5 in Victoria). That means that a gambler can lose approx $1500 per hour and with the proposed $1 maximum bet the loss would be more like $120 per hour.
 
Read further on https://www.getup.org.au/campaigns/pokies-reform/court-case/pokies-legal-fund also newspaper articles: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/woolworths-fights-getup-over-pokies-20120704-21gul.html. Woolworths have tried to diminish to seriousness of this campaign by calling it "a stunt" in The Age http://www.theage.com.au/national/woolworths-takes-getup-to-court-over-stunt-20120704-21hkn.html.

"Make pokies more safe" plea by widow
Interested in hearing about the people GetUp! are fighting for? For personal stories about the impact of dangerous poker machines, visit http://www.thepokiespeople.org
If you can support GetUp! with a donation for the Pokie Reform Camaign, that would be great!

 

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