The UK”s Lord Monkton has confirmed he has been invited by Clubs Australia to give a series of talks around the country on the Federal Government’s dangerous poker machine reforms.
“To say problem gambling is increasing is just a myth, it’s a lie. The statistics don’t back it up. What the poker machine reform lobby don’t want you to know is that problem gamblers have been decreasing worldwide over the last ten years, not increasing,” said Lord Monkton.
“Australia is only responsible for 1.9% of the world’s entire problem gambling losses – so why would you introduce the world’s most expensive gambling reform? It just doesn’t make sense.“
Tony Abbott today confirmed he did believe there were problem gamblers in Australia but said the best way to deal with them was his direct action policy.
“Why would we introduce this damaging reform while the world economy is slowing? The Government is billions of dollars in debt, unemployment is rising, the Government can’t control our borders, speed cameras are just revenue raising, children don’t respect their elders and it won’t work – eat your young!” said Mr Abbott.
Lord Monkton will also be giving a series of talks about child birth.
“You see what the ’women‘ don’t want you to know is that child birth isn’t really that painful, in fact over the last ten years, birth pain rates have actually decreased,” Lord Monkton said.
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