There is a huge debate going on the issue of exemption of certain places from the tobacco law. There are many people who are pushing for a ban on smoking at the Sydney's Star casino. Although this move has been opposed by New South Wales Government, the protestors are of the view that they would get the exemption removed. The government is of the view that it would be of much disadvantage if the high rollers room at The Star has a ban from smoking.
But the opposition has been trying very hard to amend the legislation and include the casino in the ban on smoking. The efforts of the labor party failed in the lower house, but it is hopeful that when the bill is forwarded in the upper house for debate, then some amendment can be made.
Greens MP John Kaye said, "With the Christian Democrats supporting the amendment its set to go through the Upper House. We'll certain be voting for it". The government has been trying to fend off the amendment by stating that all high rollers room across Australia have these exemption and if they brought in an exclusive exemption in Sydney then the state could lose valuable international tourists to other states.