Public Interest Test to Apply to all New Pokie Applications (TAS)

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Australia/NZ

TASMANIA:  Earlier this year the Tasmanian Government announced that a public interest test would apply to any new application for pokies in Tasmania.  Currently, laws are being drafted that would implement a public interest test and they will be debated in Parliament as soon as possible.  These laws will be retrospective, so even if a licence is granted in the meantime, it will still have to pass the public interest test once the new laws are introduced.