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Repeal urged for New Zealand casino law

21 January 2008

PAPAU NEW GUINEA -- As reported by the Papau New Guinea National: "Governor-General Sir Paulias Matane has strongly urged the Government to repeal the Casino Act of 2007 in a bid to curb increasing poverty among Papua New Guinean families.

"Sir Paulias said already, pokies and other forms of gambling had wrought havoc with the lives of the ordinary people rendering them beyond the poverty line.

"Calls to review the Casino Act of 2007 had been raised by churches and social groups from time to time but without the intensity to have an impact on public opinion..."

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