Here’s an idea; instead of letting the Government sell our gambling laws, let’s sell the PM – apparently the Aussies want him.
John Key met financial and business leaders during a visit to Sydney and Melbourne last week.
One was clearly smitten.
The offer was from Australian-based SkyCity board chairman Rod McGeoch.
The New Zealand Government is considering a proposal to allow SkyCity a relaxation of casino gambling laws and an increase in their pokie machine numbers in return for building a new convention centre in Auckland.
Maybe if Mr Key was Prime Minister in Australia casinos might have a better chance of influencing Government.
Last year the Victorian Government ruled out a second casino for the state which killed plans for a $400 million convention centre.