The Victorian Greens have introduced a motion calling on the Andrews Labor Government to strip Crown of its Victorian licence immediately.
The motion also calls on the government to remove gaming regulation from the VCGLR’s responsibilities and instead establish an independent regulator.
Earlier this month the NSW Bergin report revealed what we had known for years: that Crown had been allowed to get away with too much for far too long.
It linked the gaming giant to money laundering and international crime syndicates and highlighted the shocking inaction of both the Victorian Government and our state regulator to curb this potentially corrupt behaviour.
When questioned by the Greens in Parliament today, the government yet again brushed off these concerns.
Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam, said it was clear that Crown was no longer fit to hold a licence yet significant donations by Crown to both the Labor and Liberal parties had delayed any action.
She added that the Greens’ motion would force the government to finally put the community first and break up with Crown.
Quotes attributable to Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam MLC:
"We don’t need any more inquiries to tell us what we already know: that Crown has been allowed to game the system for far too long.
"It’s time for the government to cancel Crown’s Victorian licence and establish an independent regulator that actually has teeth.
"Until then the gaming giant will continue to engage in unchecked dodgy behaviour in Victoria."