MS PENNICUIK — To ask the Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation (for the Minister for Higher Education and Skills):
In relation to the 2014-15 Budget output initiatives and allocations for higher education and skills:
The Greens have today introduced legislation to the Victorian Parliament for one dollar bet limits on the State’s poker machines.
“The Greens are determined to do something meaningful to help problem gamblers and their families,” said Victorian Greens spokesperson on gambling, Colleen Hartland.
“A one dollar limit on bets is the cheapest, most effective and most straight forward option for limiting the losses of problem gamblers.”
"Victoria needs a well-funded, public TAFE system. Our proven and respected public TAFEs were built up over decades with taxpayers’ money and have educated hundreds of thousands of Victorians based on the principle of affordable and accessible training for all”, said Victorian Greens education spokesperson, Sue Pennicuik .
"Today on National TAFE Day, it is important to draw attention to the damage that is being done to our pubic TAFEs here in Victoria”, Ms Pennicuik said.