NEW SOUTH WALES: NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley says Labor will act when Parliament resumes next month to introduce legislation to allow families to have a family member banned from poker machine venues if they believe they have a serious problem. An independent expert panel would decide if a ban should be imposed, based on all available evidence. As things stand, a club or pub cannot ban a member even if they are asked to do that by a concerned family member. They can talk to the member and their relatives on what help is available but cannot take further action.
Families to get intervention rights for problem gamblers (NSW)