Thursday, September 17, 2009

Woolworths & Pokies

a Biblical thought...
And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched him were healed. (Mark 6:56)

a Book thought...
Building significant relationships is simply not optional. It is part of the law of Christ. (p147)

a Dave thought...
Recently I signed a Pokie.Act.org petition, and yesterday received a response. Not only was it good to hear the results of signing this petition but also I like the fact that they continue to fight against Woolworths. Have a read below and if you can help take action I encourage you to join the fight.

Hi David,

Thanks for signing the PokieAct.org petition.

Your efforts have made a difference. In July 2009, all state and federal gambling departments agreed upon a number of National Principles. The first National Principle stated that children should not be exposed to pokie gambling within pokie venues. Coles have committed to implementing all the National Principles in their 70+ pubs. Unfortunately, it seems that Woolworths intends to continue to lure families with children inside their pokie pubs.

Now let's urge Woolworths to adopt the National Principles and remove children from the sights and sounds of pokie gambling.

The first thing we need to do is to get Woolworths to talk about the conduct of their 11,000 pokies.

You can make this happen if you are a Woolworths shareholder just by signing and mailing a simple form. To do this, go to http://www.nickxenophon.com.au/ and follow the instructions. If you know anyone with Woolworths shares, please ask them to log on to http://www.nickxenophon.com.au/

If you can help, this small action will have a huge effect in drawing the line on harm caused by pokie gambling.

Paul http://www.pokieact.org/ http://www.pokiewatch.org/ http://blog.pokieact.org/

Just a thought.

1 comment:

PokieWatch said...

David,
It worked. The petition got up.
Our goal is for Woolworths to have to answer for the money they make from pokie gamblers without due regard to the measures that address the addicted.
Again, thanks for your support.
Paul