Federal Member For Banks
Shadow Minister for Communications

Banning Gambling Advertising in Live Sport

As Shadow Communications Minister, part of my role is to develop policies on issues such as advertising.

For some time, I have been concerned about the barrage of gambling advertising that is broadcast during sporting events.  The ads are very intrusive and are sending a message to kids that gambling is a key part of sport.

Simply put, this is wrong.  

Recently we announced that the Coalition would ban gambling advertising during live sport.  A Coalition Government would not allow gambling advertising from one hour before the start of a game, until one hour after.

Of course people can choose to place a bet if they like, but kids shouldn’t be sent a message that gambling and sport always go together.

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