May 18, 2017
After months of disunity and a failed ACT Election bid, a breakaway group is launching today to represent the Clubs industry in Canberra.
The new peak body, to be known as Canberra Community Clubs, will represent poker machine and club venues around the ACT.
It comes at a crucial time for Clubs who are facing added competition from poker machines being added to the Canberra Casino and increased pressure to curb problem gambling.
The Canberra Community Clubs chair Athol Chalmers spoke to ABC Radio Breakfast host Dan Bourchier about the priorities and aims of new lobby group.
Duration: 10min 34sec
Broadcast: Fri 19 May 2017, 8:30am