Pauline Hanson backs local newsagents in fight against online betting giant
One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson will be visiting a Wynnum newsagency tomorrow where she will be calling on the Government to ban the practice of betting on the outcomes of lotteries as part of her continuing fight against foreign owned, online betting giants like Lottoland.
“Australian newsagencies are facing huge losses because the Government is allowing Lottoland to continue cutting into their profits but I want them to know they have my full support,” Senator Hanson said.
“This is about standing up for Aussie jobs and Aussie small businesses. Newsagents employ over 20,000 people across Australia, Lottoland employs about 8 people, you do the math.”
“Newsagencies are small mum and dad operations that are often at the centre of local communities. The Government is crazy if they keep letting Lottoland decimate our newsagencies.”
Earlier this year in March, Senator Hanson and her One Nation team attempted to move an amendment to outlaw the practice of betting on the outcome of lotteries but the legislation was voted down by the Government and Labor.
“I was disappointed when the Government and Labor failed to back my legislation to protect newsagencies but I’m not going to give up,” Senator Hanson said.
“I have continued to speak to the both side of politics about the need to ban Lottoland, and I won’t stop speaking out about this until laws are in place and Australia’s newsagencies are safe.”
For more details contact Senator Hanson’s electorate office: (07) 3211 7622