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It's un-Australian!

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Bondi Junction
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Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:24 pm - IP Logged

If the Federal Government gets its way, every Australian will have to apply for a licence just so they can have a $5 punt. Let the Federal Government know that you don’t support the licence to punt by emailing your MP and signing the petition.

We all get a lot out of lotteries!

    Bondi Junction
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    Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

    These recommendations of Mr Wilkie's - there's 40-odd in this report - are not a compromise. They are actually an extension. They go well beyond the agreement that he has with the Prime Minister and I don't know why that is.

    Look it confirms what we already knew - that there will be a licence to punt. Anyone who wants to play their favourite poker machine will need to register, get the card, have their play tracked. The card will have personal details on it.

    Look even the Productivity Commission said that they don't know what kind of upside this scheme will have. Even the Productivity Commission said that there should be a trial of this before any mandatory pre-commitment system is put into place. Now where's that?

    We all get a lot out of lotteries!


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      Posted: July 5, 2011, 8:34 pm - IP Logged

      What?

        rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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        Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:04 pm - IP Logged

        If the Federal Government gets its way, every Australian will have to apply for a licence just so they can have a $5 punt. Let the Federal Government know that you don’t support the licence to punt by emailing your MP and signing the petition.

        Don't punt then.

        Pass!

        Go for it!

        Onside kick, anything!

        Just don't punt!


                                                     
                             
                                                 

         

         

         

         

                                                                                                           

        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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          Egg Harbor twp.south Jersey shore
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          Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:06 pm - IP Logged

          What?

          i guess "punt" means "gamble" down under.

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            Posted: July 5, 2011, 9:36 pm - IP Logged

            Back about 50 years ago some babe in a bar asked tiggs if he'd like to up to her room and "punt"..tiggs ran out in a flash..What did tiggs miss????!!!!!..ridge would know he's a man of the world???:(...

                                                                      Pure luck

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              Posted: July 6, 2011, 2:16 am - IP Logged

              If the Federal Government gets its way, every Australian will have to apply for a licence just so they can have a $5 punt. Let the Federal Government know that you don’t support the licence to punt by emailing your MP and signing the petition.

              Punt License=Punt Tax

              Taxation is very much Australian! Thud

              And the folks that levy them are licentious!

              A mind once stretched by a new idea never returns to its original dimensions!

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                Posted: July 6, 2011, 10:14 am - IP Logged

                Go for the Hail Mary.

                 HyperBe Happy.

                  rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                  Posted: July 9, 2011, 12:12 am - IP Logged

                  Back about 50 years ago some babe in a bar asked tiggs if he'd like to up to her room and "punt"..tiggs ran out in a flash..What did tiggs miss????!!!!!..ridge would know he's a man of the world???:(...

                  Yeah, I'll bet you ran out. Uh-huh, yeah, right.  Wink


                                                               
                                       
                                                           

                   

                   

                   

                   

                                                                                                                     

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                    Posted: July 9, 2011, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                    Back about 50 years ago some babe in a bar asked tiggs if he'd like to up to her room and "punt"..tiggs ran out in a flash..What did tiggs miss????!!!!!..ridge would know he's a man of the world???:(...

                    i guess punt means take a chance.

                    Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds    -- Charles Mackay  LL.D.