Events: Pokies reform action around the country

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16th November 2012

This Saturday is your neighbourhood’s chance to let Woolworths know that it’s time to clean up its act. Can you join us at events in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide?

Woolworths is Australia’s largest owner and operator of dangerous high-loss poker machines, pulling in profits from more than 13,000 machines. Despite a broad community campaign by passionate GetUp members, Woolworths continues to deny the the harm its poker machines cause and refuses to consider evidence-based reforms that could make its machines safer.

We can change this. Woolworths retail business relies on its loyal customers – customer who support reforms to make Woolworths pokies safer. So it’s time to hit the streets and tell Woolworths customers what the company who makes its living on its family-friendly brand is really up to.

When: 2pm – 2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012
Where: Cnr Park & George Streets, Sydney

When: 2pm – 2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012
Where:Woolworths, Redfern – 261-265 Chalmers Street, Redfern NSW 2016

When: 2pm-2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012.
When: Safeway, Wattle Street, Prahran VIC 3181.
Map: Safeway, Prahan

What: 2pm-2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012.
Where: QV, Swanston Street, Melbourne VIC 3000.
Map: QV, Swanston ST, Melbourne

When: 2pm – 2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012.
Where: Woolworths, 16 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove

When: 2pm – 2.30pm, Saturday 17 November 2012.
When: Woolworths poker machine action.
Where: Woolworths, 80-88 Rundle Mall, Adelaide.
Map: Woolworths Rundle Mall

We know weekend time is precious so this event will only take about 30 minutes of your time. All you need to bring is yourself, sunscreen if it’s nice out, rain gear if it’s not, and your family and friends if you think they might be interested. We’ll provide the materials but we encourage you to bring a handmade sign if you have time to make one!

Can’t wait to see you there!

Thanks for standing up,
The GetUp team

PS – Please keep in mind that this is intended to be a safe and friendly demonstration. We certainly don’t want to prevent your neighbours from doing their weekly grocery shopping so we will be careful not to crowd the sidewalk or entrance to the store. We also discourage the defacing or damaging of property. Thanks, and I’ll see you on Saturday for a peaceful, lively action together!

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  • Undisclosed

    I understood that you wanted to have a peaceful protest, but a pity some protestors were rude when people were not interested in hearing what they had to say. Yes, there wasn’t any rioting or anything, but for the few protestors who mouthed off at people who chose not to listen, I’m pretty sure everyone has their right to an opinion and what they choose to agree with or listen to, so I’m disappointed that people weren’t able to go about their day to day business without being harassed or offended when they chose to have their own opinions and thoughts.

  • Fred

    The left does not like free speech my friend, i feel your sorrow.

  • Jim

    I am more curious to know if Getup will had back the $100,000 it has had donated by the guy that owns Doctor Love a pokie site – considering a lady is alledged to have lost $7.8million on on it and in 2012 the owner of the site gave get up $60,000…………………….hello……………..anyone………………..a protest maybe for getup?

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