Dominic Perrottet has launched an extraordinary attack on former NSW Prime Minister Bob Carr, blaming him for the spread of poker machines across Sydney, while vowing to get his cashless gambling reform through Cabinet ahead of the upcoming election.
Perrottet said that during his decade as Prime Minister, Carr was responsible for putting a poker machine “on every street corner” in Sydney.
The former Labor PM took to social media last week to brand Perrottet “ineligible” after dressing up as a Nazi on his own 21st birthday.
When asked to respond to Carr’s comments Monday, Perrottet said he would not be speaking from the man he believes was responsible for Sydney being overrun by poker machines.
“Well, this is a former Labor PM who left our state with a $30 billion infrastructure backlog and put slot machines on every street corner. We’re still cleaning up his mess,” said Perrottet.
“He opened it. We have more slot machines in NSW than anywhere outside of Nevada, and who was responsible for that? The Bob Carr Labor government.”
Responding to Perrottet’s comments on Monday, Carr said the Prime Minister’s attack on him over slot machines was an attempt to divert attention from his scandal on his 21st birthday.
“If anyone is desperate for a distraction then it is this apology for a NSW Premier. He faces defeat or rejection by his own party,” Carr said herald.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/perrottet-blasts-bob-carr-over-pokie-legacy-after-nazi-uniform-jab-20230116-p5ccr2.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national_nsw Dominic Perrottet blasts Bob Carr over his legacy after Nazi uniform slashing