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The public health issue that’s staring us in the face but being ignored

Tim Costello, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Gambling is doing extreme harm in Australia. It is time for governments to start treating it as the public health issue it so clearly is, writes Rev Tim Costello, chief advocate for

‘A dark day for WA’: New gambling laws prompt fears of a pathway to the pokies

Wendy Williams, Monday, 9th September 2019 -  Community organisations in WA have been left bitterly disappointed after the state’s virtual gaming machine ban was relaxed to allow punters to bet on virtual racing machines. The

The Crown allegations show the repeated failures of our gambling regulators

Contributor, Wednesday, 31st July 2019 -  What we know from whistleblowers and investigative journalists – and most pointedly not from regulatory activity – is that Australia’s biggest and most prominent gambling operators

Aussie bank bans credit card gambling to protect customers’ interests

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st July 2019 -  Macquarie has become the first major Australian bank to ban the use of its credit cards for gambling, prompting calls for the big four banks to follow suit. From Monday, Macquarie will

Gambling Crackdown To Help Vulnerable Bettors

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 27th February 2019 -  Children and problem gamblers will find it harder to place online sports bets after the introduction of new rules that compel betting agencies to speed up the time it takes to verify

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” in terms

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…
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