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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…

Move To Introduce $1 Pokies Limit Breaking Industry’s ‘Dirty, Little Conspiracy’

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 19th December 2016 -  Coles has revealed it wants to introduce a $1 betting limit on poker machines, in a move the Alliance for Gambling Reform said was breaking up the “dirty, little conspiracy” of the powerful

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

QLD Pokie Plan a New Threat to Vulnerable – Report

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 30th September 2014 -  A Not for Profit review of the Queensland Government’s poker machine ‘red tape reduction’ initiative has found that the plan increases gambling revenue and…

NFPs Welcome Pokies Legislation

Staff Reporter, Friday, 30th November 2012 - 
The National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 has been passed by Parliament. Not for Profit organisations have welcomed the passing of the controversial pokies legislation through the…

Legislation Introduced on Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st November 2012 -  Controversial legislation to tackle gambling addiction and poker machine reform has been introduced into Federal Parliament paving the way for a pre-commitment trial in the ACT.…

CEO Announced for Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd August 2012 -  Human resources management expert, Serge Sardo has been appointed to lead what is described as Australia’s first independent body dedicated to preventing and treating problem…

Vic Gambling Foundation Preempts Inquiry

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 24th July 2012 - 
The Victorian Government has launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation The Victorian Government has launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation on…

Senator To Continue to Fight for Pokie Reform

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 -  Independent Senator for South Australia Nick Xenophon says the Government’s poker machine reforms are fundamentally flawed and reaffirmed he will continue to push for what…

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…

Pokies ‘Losses’ Greater in Disadvantaged Areas – Study

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th April 2012 -  UnitingCare Australia, the national body for community services in the Uniting Church, has called for “tighter consumer protection measures” on poker machine gambling…

NSW Churches Target Windsor Over Pokie Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th March 2012 -  Local Churches in the Federal electorate of New England in New South Wales have delivered 1000 signed postcards to local Federal member, independent Tony Windsor, in what they describe…
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