The major TV networks — Ten, Nine, Seven and SBS — have refused to air this anti-pokies ad from rabble-rousers GetUp!, which seeks to draw attention to the fact that Coles and Woolworths own poker machines. The ad is a true account of a woman who lost her partner, who was addicted to gambling, to suicide.

GetUp! hasn’t given up on airing the ad, and is trying to get it on cinema screens or regional TV. In the meantime, given that you can’t see it on TV, you can see it here …

Peter Fray

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