Scott Morrison has found a new offshore enemy. But if he were serious about helping problem gamblers, he’d address the chief source of their addiction: poker machines
Now Scott Morrison wants to stop the bets. The social services minister on Monday announced a review into the use of illegal, offshore bookies, that he says are “predating upon Australians right across the country”.
He used the occasion of Father’s Day to reflect on the 400,000 Australians with a gambling addiction, pointing to the higher rates of of family violence, neglect and poverty “that come with the problem gambling curse”.