Tasmanian Gambling Operators Donate $350 000

GamblingoperatorsinTasmaniaareperformingaveryvaluableservicetothecommunity。

Inadditiontoprovidingawiderangeofopportunitiesforadultentertainment,theyarealsogivingbackthecommunityfinancially。

Thisweek,itwasannouncedthatTasmaniangamblingoperatorsdonated$350000tolocalcommunitygroups。

Pokieclubsandcasinosearnmillionsofdollarseveryyearfromlocalresidents,soitisonlyfairthattheygivebacktothecommunityinsomeway。

TheCommunitySupportLevyensuresthisbydonatingasignificantportionofgamblingprofitstoawiderangeofcommunityorganizationsthatbenefitlocalresidentsinanumberofways。

“Thisisabouttakingmoneyfromwealthygamingoperatorswhohavemorethantheyneed,andgivingittocommunitieswhoneeditmost,”saysCassyO’Connor,MinisterforHumanServices。

“Asaprogressivegovernment,we’llalwayslooktosharewealthandleveltheplayingfieldinawaythat’smorefairandjust”。

Thisweek,theCommunitySupportLevywasresponsiblefortheallocationof$350818to54differentcauses,whichareoperatedby49differentgroups。

OnegrantwasgiventotheLauncestonCityMission,whichprovidedfundingforanoutdoorcamptargetedatat-riskyouth。

AnothergrantwasgiventotheZeehanNeighbourhoodCentretofundmonthlylunchesforseniorcitizens。

Thegrantsprovideavaluableserviceforthecommunitybecausetheyofferfundingtoadiversecollectionoforganizations。

TheCradleCoastCrossCulturalMothersGroupreceivefundingforaprogramthataimstoimprovethelanguageskillsofnewmothersfromdifferentbackgroundswhiletheBethlehemHousereceivedgrantmoneyforaprogramthatwillimprovetherelationshipsofhomelessmenandtheirchildren。

TheTasmaniangovernmentissettingapositiveexampleforotherstatesacrossAustralia。