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Greens Propose a Heritage Lottery

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: March 5, 2008, 9:32 pm - IP Logged

The Tasmanian Greens yesterday called for the introduction of a state lottery to raise funds to help restore Tasmania's crumbling heritage buildings.

Greens leader Peg Putt called her bold suggestion -- seemingly at odds with Greens' opposition to poker machines and gambling -- an "outside-the-square" solution to a serious problem confronting Tasmania.

Ms Putt pointed out that Western Australia and Britain both used national lotteries to fund historic building restoration and that such a remedy might have helped save Hobart's Holy Trinity church before it was too late.

"I don't know if that is the right mechanism, but I'm taking the bold step of advocating a state lottery as the first idea on the table to provoke discussion," Ms Putt said, calling for a taskforce to look at all funding options. "At least a Green proposing a gambling initiative may be enough to prompt reaction and some concentration on the heritage funding issue."


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    Posted: March 5, 2008, 9:40 pm - IP Logged

    The Tasmanian Greens yesterday called for the introduction of a state lottery to raise funds to help restore Tasmania's crumbling heritage buildings.

    Greens leader Peg Putt called her bold suggestion -- seemingly at odds with Greens' opposition to poker machines and gambling -- an "outside-the-square" solution to a serious problem confronting Tasmania.

    Ms Putt pointed out that Western Australia and Britain both used national lotteries to fund historic building restoration and that such a remedy might have helped save Hobart's Holy Trinity church before it was too late.

    "I don't know if that is the right mechanism, but I'm taking the bold step of advocating a state lottery as the first idea on the table to provoke discussion," Ms Putt said, calling for a taskforce to look at all funding options. "At least a Green proposing a gambling initiative may be enough to prompt reaction and some concentration on the heritage funding issue."

    I'm guilty of copying and pasting, and sometimes I do express my ideas in my words. Having said that. How do you feel about this, in your own words?

    I guess each proposal for a particular betting game has to have the right moral/ratio/profit equivalent....lol

    Thanx for sharing.

      Bondi Junction
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      Posted: March 5, 2008, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

      I think it is a great idea. some people will choose to gamble, so it is a good idea to use the revenue raised for public works. Some people are opposed to gambling, they still have the right not to do so. Everyone is happy, the joys of a free society.


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        Posted: March 5, 2008, 10:02 pm - IP Logged

        I think it is a great idea. some people will choose to gamble, so it is a good idea to use the revenue raised for public works. Some people are opposed to gambling, they still have the right not to do so. Everyone is happy, the joys of a free society.

        Thanx for the very interesting outlook. I guess people who want to bet will find a way....lol

        That's where free enterprise comes in to view.

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          Posted: March 5, 2008, 10:15 pm - IP Logged

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