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Poker machine losses exceed $60 billion in Victoria alone

Danielle Kutchel, Monday, 18th July 2022 -  The money lost on poker machines dwarfs that spent on addressing social needs in the state, including social housing reform. The amount lost on Victorian poker machines has topped


Gambling: A Few Bad Choices or a Rotten Industry?

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 29th October 2018 -  Tony Mohr is the executive director of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, a coalition of over 60 different local councils, not for profits, and community groups, fiercely fighting

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…

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…

Costello Takes On Poker Machine Industry

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  One of Australia’s highest profile Not for Profit leaders and World Vision CEO, Tim Costello, has formed a new advocacy group to fight what he says is the shocking extent of the…

Coalition ‘Problem Gambling’ Policy: Putting the Fox in Charge of the Henhouse?

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th August 2013 -  The Coalition policy (on gambling) is highly risk averse. It poses no threat to the gambling industry and proposes no effective reforms says Dr.Charles Livingstone a Senior Lecturer

Wilkie to Support “Watered Down” Pokie Reform

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 - 
Flickr image:  Some rights reserved by ragingwire Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has decided to vote in support of the Gillard Government’s National…

Pokie Compromise a Setback – NFP

Staff Reporter, Monday, 23rd January 2012 -  Welfare Not for Profit, UnitingCare Australia, has expressed deep disappoint that Federal politicians were unable to agree to evidence based poker machine reform, and action mandatory…

Majority Back Gambling Pre-Commitment: Research

Staff Reporter, Monday, 12th September 2011 -  Two-thirds of Australians (67%) support the Federal Government’s proposed gambling reforms – including mandatory pre-commitment technology on poker machines…

Australian Churches United Against Problem Gambling

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 21st June 2011 -  Flickr Image :  Some rights reserved by Jeff Kubina    With Australians as the world’s most prolific gamblers, the social costs…

Mandatory Pre-Commitment on Pokies a Must : Churches

Staff Reporter, Monday, 11th April 2011 -  Flickr Image:  Some rights reserved by jemsweb  Mandatory pre-commitment technology for poker machines will limit the economic and social impact…
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