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Calls for Ban on Gambling Donations to Political Parties

Luke Michael, Friday, 2nd February 2018 -  The Alliance for Gambling Reform has called for a complete ban on political donations by licensed gambling operators, after newly released disclosures revealed the gambling industry

Vic Government Accused of ‘Sneaky’ Push for Cash Free Pokies Gambling

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 16th August 2017 -  Anti-gambling campaigners have slammed the Victorian government over a move to introduce cash free pokies in pubs and clubs via its independent gambling regulator, describing…

HILDA Spotlights Changing Attitudes to Same Sex Couples and a Love of Lotto

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  The longest running survey of Australia’s population known as HILDA has revealed a major shift in attitudes towards equality for same sex couples, a “surprising” rise in mortgage

Calls to Address ‘Toxic’ Pokie Stronghold in NSW

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 12th July 2017 -  The nation’s leading advocacy anti-gambling body has applauded a move by the Fairfield Council in NSW to demand the state government ban the introduction of any new poker machines…

Court Battle To Claim Poker Machines ‘Misleading’ and ‘Deceptive’

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 26th October 2016 -  The not-for-profit anti-gambling advocacy group, Alliance for Gambling Reform, is supporting a landmark federal court battle, with a former poker machine addict, against Crown…

NFPs Back PokieLeaks To Tackle ‘Predatory’ Industry

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th September 2016 -  Not for Profits are backing the so-called PokieLeaks campaign in a bid to crack the secrets of a “predatory” industry being slammed as “the Australian equivalent of the NRA”

More Than $100M Defrauded by Australians to Gamble

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 31st August 2016 -  A new report into fraud has found more than $100 million has been stolen in the last five years in Australia by people needing to satisfy their gambling addiction, and the report authors…

Attempts to Lure Millennials to Casinos Slammed by Anti-Gambling Organisations

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 4th August 2016 -  Anti-gambling organisations have slammed attempts by Australian games developers to lure younger generations into becoming future casino goers. A report on ABC’s Lateline

SA Crossbenchers Take On Gambling Reform

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 28th July 2016 -  South Australian Legislative Council crossbenchers have joined forces in a bid to reform gambling laws by introducing a bill to remove EFTPOS facilities and limit gaming machine…

Child Protection Charity Barnardos Australia Partners With Star Casino

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 11th May 2016 -  Child protection charity Barnardos Australia will team up with casino venue The Star Sydney in a million-dollar partnership that the Not for Profit said would help fund vital programs

Govt Moves On Internet Gambling

Lina Caneva, Friday, 29th April 2016 -  The federal government is to rein in online sports betting as part of a plan to introduce a national consumer protection framework within the next 12 months. Responding to a national…

Problem Gambling Needs Budget Support

Eisha Gupta , Tuesday, 26th April 2016 -  Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) has released a report on the impact of gambling addiction and called on the federal government to include funding for specialist financial
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