Please, ban gambling advertising and live-odds during sport broadcasts. Enough.
  • Petitioned Julia Gillard

This petition was delivered to:

Prime Minister of Australia
Julia Gillard
Federal Communications Minister
Stephen Conroy
Federal Opposition Leader
Tony Abbott

Please, ban gambling advertising and live-odds during sport broadcasts. Enough.

    1. Mathew Cowden
    2. Petition by

      Mathew Cowden

      Gold Coast, Australia

Due to the explosive growth of sports betting sponsorship, there is now a whole generation of children growing up watching Australian sport on television who think that gambling on sport, discussing the odds, knowing the point spread etc, is simply the normal way of things.

How can this be? How can the government ban tobacco advertising and rightly restrict alcohol advertising on the grounds that children should not be exposed to it, and allow this to go to air?

It is beyond dispute that gambling is an addictive and potentially devastating pastime and yet advertising for it is allowed to be inextricably interwoven with glamorous sports coverage, heavily watched by young Australians not yet old enough to understand its dangers.

We, the undersigned, respectfully call on those in Canberra charged with caring for the nation's welfare to move beyond mere empty rhetoric, and actually do something - place a ban on this iniquitous practice, that can and will be enforced.

Thank you.

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia
Stephen Conroy, Federal Communications Minister
Tony Abbott, Federal Opposition Leader
Ban sports betting information from broadcast during live sporting events

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    Reasons for signing

    • Derek Lak AUSTRALIA
      • 4 months ago

      Stop this gambling altogether ! It is only possible through a loophole in northern territory gambling laws !

    • Dayton Lam HONG KONG, HONG KONG
      • 5 months ago

      Its very annoying to people who want to watch television and youtube

    • Doreen James AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Greed before families? This is a disgrace.

    • Deborah Lally O'CONNOR, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      I've seen gambling of too many types and kinds ruin the life of not just the person, but the lives of those that they profess to love, and those who love and care for them.....and yes I understand it is addressed to Julia Gillard, but there must surely be someone taking on this role....but perhaps in this junta of greed and indifference perhaps not?

    • Robyn Chalmers NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA
      • 5 months ago

      Gamblers have enough opportunities to give their money away, don't allow this mind bashing to take place.


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