ExpiredPolicy Conversations: Poker Machines in Tasmania: What is Set to Change?


  • Policy Conversations: Poker Machines in Tasmania: What is Set to Change?
    29 July 2021
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Earlier this month, the State Government released its draft legislation that will end Federal Group’s monopoly over gaming in Tasmania and give licences for poker machines to individual pubs and clubs.

Join us for our next Policy Conversation where we will hear from public policy expert John Lawrence on the detail of the draft legislation and have a Q&A about where it needs to be improved.

NB: Attendees are invited to read John’s recent submissions on poker machines reform, however it is not a prerequisite and you will still be able to engage with the subject matter.

About the Facilitator:

In his early professional life, John Lawrence worked as an economist before spending over 30 years as an accountant in public practice. He is currently a public policy researcher and writer. He is a non-executive director of a tourist hotel with electronic gaming machines (EGMs).

You can join the session remotely using Zoom Video Conferencing. Details on how to join the Zoom Video Conferencing session will be distributed closer to the date.

Registration closes 5pm, Tuesday 27 July 2021. For more information, please contact Liam Dunn, Project & Policy Officer, on (03) 6169 9510 or email Liam.

Policy Conversations is a free series of events hosted by TasCOSS. Each event includes a briefing on a relevant issue, followed by facilitated discussion.

The Policy Conversations series aims to:

  • Give TasCOSS and the industry an opportunity to share and discuss current state and federal policy issues; and
  • Provide a forum to gather input for the industry’s advocacy work, such as submissions and lobbying.


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