00:00 - 00:03CEO: Coronavirus continues to spread through community transmission.
00:04 - 00:05Previous restrictions have not stopped its advance.
00:05 - 00:07It is now spreading rapidly across Melbourne.
00:08 - 00:12It is particularly dangerous for the elderly and vulnerable amongst us.
00:12 - 00:15The government has directed Stage 4 restrictions - lockdown.
00:17 - 00:19But, the pokies won't close. Surely.
00:19 - 00:21Our empire is safe, right?
00:24 - 00:26State President.
00:27 - 00:28We've...
00:31 - 00:33Lee Webb: We've been directed to close all Sub-Branches.
00:34 - 00:36The government has not granted us an exemption.
00:53 - 00:58Everyone leave...except for Lee Webb (Senior VP), Jamie Twidale (CEO) and Brian Cairns (COO).
01:13 - 01:15What the hell is the government thinking?
01:15 - 01:17We need the pokie revenue to continue.
01:18 - 01:23I've worked for 30 years, alongside TABCORP, to develop this empire.
01:25 - 01:28Years and years as the Treasurer and then Vice President.
01:29 - 01:31For what? To just send us all broke?
01:31 - 01:34This will not happen under my Presidency.
01:34 - 01:37After everything I have done to build up this empire.
01:37 - 01:40I even directed for Vasey RSL Care to be sold..
01:40 - 01:42COO: State President, it is the advice of the Chief Health Officer.
01:42 - 01:46I don't care what the Chief Health Officer says, we must continue.
01:46 - 01:48COO: State President. It is for our members.
01:48 - 01:52Screw the members. Only 20% of our members are veterans anyway...
01:53 - 01:54This is a community organisation now.
01:56 - 01:57We need the social members to keep paying the bills.
01:57 - 02:00They are the ones who pay for your wages and honorariums.
02:00 - 02:03Not the veterans whom don't even like the god damned pokies.
02:04 - 02:08David McLachlan didn't pick me to be the next President
02:08 - 02:13for me to trash the place in just a few short years.
02:14 - 02:16And now the members even want free and fair elections!
02:17 - 02:21One member, one vote...or whatever democratic process they think is fair
02:27 - 02:29I am even being challenged for the Presidency
02:30 - 02:34No previous President has ever faced this indignity.
02:34 - 02:36What have I done to deserve this?
02:41 - 02:42I've worked so hard.
02:43 - 02:47The CEO even advised that we will be insolvent by October because of this bloody virus!
02:48 - 02:53Why did we choose him anyway?
02:54 - 02:56He ran for state parliament on a platform of poker machine reform in 2018!
02:56 - 02:59He didn't even apply to be the CEO and yet we chose him anyway.
03:00 - 03:02You fools supported him without even a basic background check.
03:04 - 03:07Its ok. Mike Annett might come back soon...
03:14 - 03:16I've tried to stall the elections.
03:19 - 03:23I've tried everything but transparency and accountability.
03:25 - 03:26But, nothing.
03:31 - 03:33Our empire has collapsed.
03:40 - 03:46We've spent what we can from the Future Assistance Fund and Sub-Branches are still going broke all over the state.
03:46 - 03:49The rest of the State Executive has already abandoned me.
03:53 - 03:56Call the elections. I'm done.