Expanded gambling reforms are key to supporting Teal major party candidates

“It’s definitely harder when you don’t have an iconic character that people are united against,” said Holmes à Court herald.

“Our poll shows that people don’t love Dom, they think he’s a little weird, they don’t love his religiosity, but … he’s not as divisive a figure as Scott Morrison.”

Climate 200 founder Simon Holmes in court on Sunday.

Climate 200 founder Simon Holmes in court on Sunday.Credit:James Alcock

He said while the NSW Government had done a good job on its energy policy, it was disappointed by the number of coal and gas projects it had approved since the Paris climate agreement was signed.

“His energy policies are in the right direction, but in terms of emissions, by approving this constant stream of coal and gas projects, we’re seeing a government that didn’t get the memo,” he said.


Scruby said support for a bill she plans to bring to Parliament to quash the controversial PEP11 – also opposed by both major parties – and meaningful gambling reform are the conditions of her support of either major party .

“I have a [gambling] Policy that will definitely be part of a package deal,” Scruby said.

This package includes a cashless gambling card, maximum spin bets of $1, a ban on broadcasting gambling advertisements and the introduction of a national gambling regulator.

The blue-green candidates – which also included Joeline Hackman in Manly, Judy Hannan in Wollondilly and Helen Conway in North Shore – will work to improve integrity measures in the wake of numerous pork and corruption scandals that have plagued the NSW government.

While the Liberal Party faces a blue-green struggle in the east of the city, Labor ran a campaign in west Sydney on Sunday with Minns pledging to improve government integrity by turning all major natural disaster relief packages to the Auditor General forwarded.


The move comes after last week’s report on an NSW bushfire recovery program which found that former Deputy Prime Minister John Barilaro’s office had intervened in a $100m bushfire recovery program and changed policy on what resulted in Labor voters missing out on emergency funding.

Minns will on Monday pledge $10m for new school classes in the Liberal heartland, including the Cammeray and Northbridge public, as NSW Labor seek to remove political boundaries from funding announcements.

“Under Labour, it doesn’t matter where you live or who your local MP is, funds will go where they are needed,” Minns said.

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Callan Tansill

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