The NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley has come out in support of newsagents, announcing a policy to extend the moratorium to keep lotteries in the hands of small business.
Mr Foley said a Labor government would legislate to “preserve the current agency protections, until such time as the parties reach agreement on new terms”. The legislation would prevent any compensation payout to Tatts.
“Newsagents are frequently the beating hearts of local shopping villages – especially in regional communities,” he said.
However, the NSW Government warns the change could cost $760 million in compensation.