Put Peta’s law in place: Costello

This article was written by Paul Sakkal and published in the Sydney Morning Herald on the 29th of February 2024.

Goldstein MP Zoe Daniel asked Albanese on Tuesday: ‘‘The Dunkley by-election is this weekend. The late and great Peta Murphy wanted a full ban on gambling ads, saying, ‘It needs to be done, with no room for circumvention.’ Will the government honour her call?’’

He responded by saying, ‘‘We’re indebted to her for her contribution to what is a critical issue’’ and cited policies to reduce social problems caused by gambling addiction, including creating a self-exclusion register and forcing bookmakers to give users monthly statements of betting activity. Albanese did not specifically commit to implementing any of Murphy’s recommendations but said ministers were ‘‘working diligently’’ through Murphy’s report.

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