The battle for lotteries in NSW

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.

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