Open letter – political donations from the gambling industry
To Premier Will Hodgman and Opposition Leader Rebecca White,
Public trust in government is at an all-time low around Australia. We are working together to improve accountability and trust in public administration at a state and federal level.
After the long-standing allegations about the role of the gambling industry in the fall of the Tasmanian Liberal government in 1972 and the ongoing efforts of Federal Hotels to maintain its monopoly, most recently highlighted by the work of James Boyce and the ABC’s 7:30 report, we are concerned with the undue influence of the gambling industry on the integrity of government in Tasmania.
Transparency is key to improving public trust. The public has a right to know if the influence of the gambling industry continues today.
We are calling on all parties and candidates to disclose donations and other campaign support from the gambling industry before the upcoming state election on 3rd March.