Page 1481 - Week 05 - Wednesday, 1 June 2022

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Opposition members interjecting—

Mr Hanson: Which was set up by pokie money.


MR BARR: It has invested in non-gambling sources, Madam Speaker.

Opposition members interjecting—

MADAM SPEAKER: Members! I won’t come to you again, Mr Hanson. You will be warned next time.

MR BARR: What Mr Hanson is arguing is that the Labor Party should no longer receive any funding from any commercial source. Is that the argument?

Mr Parton: No.

Mr Hanson: No.

MR BARR: No, it is not. A decade ago, we moved away from this, but the agents of support for the gambling industry—

Mr Hanson: It was you, the Labor Clubs.

MR BARR: I remember the 2016 campaign.

Mr Hanson: It was your grubby little Labor Clubs.


MR BARR: You, Mr Parton, and you, Mr Hanson, were arguing for more money and more policy leeway for the gambling industry to grow in this city. Since I have been Chief Minister it has gone the other way, and that is a good thing for this community.

MR HANSON: Chief Minister, was the 1973 Foundation established from the proceeds of pokies? If so, how many millions of dollars have been put into the 1973 Foundation through the Labor Clubs which support you?

MR BARR: The 1973 Foundation is an investment vehicle that took proceeds from the Canberra Labor Club—that is very clear—to move the Labor Party away from receipt of funding from gambling into different sources.

Opposition members interjecting—

MR BARR: That is exactly what has happened. You can laugh all you want. That is very public and clear. We no longer receive funding in the way that we used to. That is clear. That is exactly the policy shift—

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