Gambling

Ban on political donations urgent in light of Crown scandal: Greens

Greens spokesperson for Gambling Hon Alison Xamon MLC has welcomed this morning’s announcement of an impending Royal Commission into the suitability of Crown to hold WA’s only casino licence – and called on the major parties to get rid of dirty money received in donations from the gambling giant.

Ms Xamon said it was about time Crown was thoroughly investigated and, in the meantime, the WA Government had a responsibility to distance itself from ethically unsound businesses, operating poorly and lacking in transparency.

Crown corruption highlights urgent need for donations reform

The Greens say that proper regulation of the gambling industry requires a ban on the industry donating to political parties.

Western Australian Greens spokesperson on Gambling Alison Xamon said:

“Since 2012-13, more than half of all money donated by Crown to political parties in Australia has come to parties in WA.

“Crown has spent nearly $800,000 in WA alone, with WA Labor raking in $312,430 and the WA Liberals taking $437,509.

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