LNP and ALP - Owned by the Pokies Industry with their $1 million donations

 
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Yet another example of how corrupt our political system has become.
https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/labor-big-winner-from-1m-pokies-donation-jackpot-20190325-p517ed.html

Stephen Mayne is right:


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  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
In any other field of human activity, donations like these to political parties would be called out for what they are:- attempted bribery.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

In any other field of human activity, donations like these to political parties would be called out for what they are:- attempted bribery.
Valvegear
But, but, but, it's only to buy them an audience, an ear.
What was discussed in this particular instance, will be disclosed in February 2020.

Not good enough.

Personally, don't understand the attraction to pokies. No issue spending $50 on a slab, $50 in a one armed bandit, I'd be mortified.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Personally, don't understand the attraction to pokies. No issue spending $50 on a slab, $50 in a one armed bandit, I'd be mortified.
michaelgm
I'm happy to have a counter meal at one of those places but every time you walk past the pokies room you can smell the stench of desperation and misery. I always think "I've won again just by not playing".

The gambling lobby bought an entire election in Tasmania recently, they have lots of money and friends in high places - unlike their victims. Even Julia Gillard's extremely modest reforms were torpedoed by the voracious greed of the pokies kings.
  RedEyeExpress Junior Train Controller

Location: Melbourne
I wonder if this contributed to VIC Labor attacking the Greens so vociferously in the lead-up to the last election?
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
This would be considered racketeering in the USA.  So the pokies guys provide money to the government via mostly not declared political donations in return for favourable policy mandates and political protection.
  ANR Chief Commissioner

That is part and parcel of living in a democracy.. the people with the biggest stash of money create and lead the agenda.

They use the media as a mouthpiece to acquiesce voters on specific issues.... or remove sitting MPs and PMs, on every side of politics.

Look at ONP and the revelation on tonight's ABC program that they were soliciting donations from NRA.
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
If only we could get these rivers of gold to fund train restorations.
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
If only we could get these rivers of gold to fund train restorations.
apw5910
You'd need to convert a carriage or two into the Gaming Car!

BG
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
If only we could get these rivers of gold to fund train restorations.
You'd need to convert a carriage or two into the Gaming Car!

BG
BrentonGolding
GSR and AN had a few
  BrentonGolding Chief Commissioner

Location: Maldon Junction
If only we could get these rivers of gold to fund train restorations.
You'd need to convert a carriage or two into the Gaming Car!

BG
GSR and AN had a few
Dangersdan707
I was thinking more along the lines of State Car 4 and State Car 5 Laughing

BG
  Dangersdan707 Chief Commissioner

Location: On a Thing with Internet
If only we could get these rivers of gold to fund train restorations.
You'd need to convert a carriage or two into the Gaming Car!

BG
GSR and AN had a few
I was thinking more along the lines of State Car 4 and State Car 5 Laughing

BG
BrentonGolding
Go place where the devil lives (Hell)
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Look at ONP and the revelation on tonight's ABC program that they were soliciting donations from NRA.
ANR
Pauline Hanson has at least denied soliciting donations from the NRMA.

She should have considered purchasing insurance from them, because that press conference looked a lot like a car crash.
  don_dunstan Dr Beeching

Location: Adelaide proud
Look at ONP and the revelation on tonight's ABC program that they were soliciting donations from NRA.
Pauline Hanson has at least denied soliciting donations from the NRMA.

She should have considered purchasing insurance from them, because that press conference looked a lot like a car crash.
justapassenger
On the surface of it but then again Trump used to call press conferences and do the same thing, just make a statement about how much he hated the media and then walk out without taking questions. And let's face it, a Qatar media group combining with the communists at the ABC - it plays right into the traditional Trump line of 'don't believe anything you see in the mainstream media'.

Pauline is modelling herself on Trump, no doubt about it.

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