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No idea, but it's worth noting that they play games at 2 stadia...one has 10500 seats, and the other 3500 so average crowds of 8000 probably aren't that far off capacity (depending on how much they use each one).So if the only team in Melbourne gets 8,000 a game, what do you think a team appealing to a tiny subset of Melbourne would get?
Melbourne United is going well, but a Essendon NBL side isn’t going to get any support from anybody who isn’t already a Essendon supporter, don’t think it will be a great decision.Really?
Thought Melbourne was the heartland of Basketball in Australia.
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Crows look like buying part of The Adelaide 36ers. Will be interesting to see if that alienates the 36ers supporters who follow PortMelbourne United is going well, but a Essendon NBL side isn’t going to get any support from anybody who isn’t already a Essendon supporter, don’t think it will be a great decision.
It went the other way in NSWI wonder if getting rid of pokies is more a shrewd business move more than any moral stance. Sell the licences now before the government cracks down and devalues them.
A bit like getting rid of a taxi licence prior to uber.
I was more thinking that the state will just tax them to kingdom come. More so than now.It went the other way in NSW
The prices skyrocket to over $1m per machine licence when the government stopped issuing new ones. The didn't have the will to cut their revenue by reducing them.
I have no doubt the club has made this decision at a strategic commercial level first and foremost. For a start I'm pretty sure we signed a deal with Melbourne city council worth $3M that required us to get out of pokies within 10 years which would fall within the next licence period.The current licences (including the ones Collingwood are selling off) are due to finish in 2022. The Auction approach adopted last time looks like it is being replaced with an "administrative allocation process" this time with a "progressive tax" that presumably means more lucrative machines get taxed at a higher rate and a relaxing of the 50:50 rule that split private hotels and clubs https://www.vcglr.vic.gov.au/news/announcement-regarding-gaming-machine-arrangements
I suspect that after 2022 whatever super profits being earned on the back of low auction prices will not be replicated this time. The government will (rightfully) squeeze most of that out of operators.
Collingwood gets out presumably getting roughly in a discounted lump some whatever super profits it would have earned over the remaining 4 years of the current licences. Other clubs will presumably be renegotiating their licences under increasing heat to get out of the pokies business by the AFL/media with a government that will be keen to significantly raise the per machine licence fee and tax off high earning machines.
Eddie is well placed to know where the politics are going - a drop in stamp duty revenues could be replaced (painlessly to voters) by a jump in pokies taxes.Not sure the Politicians are that smart. Possible they haven't got the clout as well, there's a lot of money involved.
This is called Vocational currency and is needed as well as your min professional qual ie Cert 4 TAE.Rto instructors and facilitators need appropriate credentials in line with the coursework being delivered, we cant gift these gigs.
Dudes cleaning pools in eltham? Will only be an issue if the wage is above norm and they didnt go through an application process. Tbh, i think most ex footy players would see working at a community leisure center as beneath them