Families to get intervention rights for problem gamblers (NSW)

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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.