There’s little in this world a Government likes as much as running an ad campaign.
Lunches are bought for them. Easy decisions are made. Egos are stroked as the media barfs out the chosen messages on command.
Importantly friendships are made which are very handy when election time rolls around.
Public good? I’m sorry… what’s that?
Katy Gallagher yesterday announced that she was getting tough with problem gambling and running some TV ads for the last four saddos still watching commercial TV.
If your grasp of basic maths and probability is so poor that you play poker machines then there’s a website from which you can get a pamphlet.
Interestingly the pamphlets have names like “Take control”, “How to set your own limits”, and “Friends and family can help”.
Nothing so simple as “Stop wasting your money on games of chance you can never win”.
Would that be anything to do with the Labor party in the ACT being beholden to the poker machines revenue of their Labor Clubs?
Brendan Smyth is shouting about the double standards.