Oakeshott concerned over gambling

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is due to meet key independent Andrew Wilkie in Hobart today while another independent MP, Rob Oakeshott says he’s concerned about the lack of detail on the government’s proposed reforms for poker machines.

Ms Gillard made an agreement to introduce mandatory pre-commitment to poker machines with Mr Wilkie in return for his support for a minority Labor Government after the 2010 election.

But Mr Oakeshott, who’s one of the votes Ms Gillard needs for the passage of proposed gambling reforms through the lower house, says he’s only received an initial departmental briefing.

Mr Oakeshott says he’s worried that gamblers will require at least seven separate cards to play poker machines across Australia.

Original Article: http://www.skynews.com.au/politics/article.aspx?id=707427&vId

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