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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…

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…

Church Feud on Poker Machine Reform

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th December 2011 -  The major Christian churches in Australia are at loggerheads with Australian of the Year Nominee, Fr. Chris Riley over poker machine reform. The major Christian churches in Australia…

Coalition Government Would “Rescind” Pokies Reforms

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th October 2011 -  A Coalition Government would try to overturn the mandatory pre-commitment scheme designed to combat problem gambling – Opposition Leader Tony Abbott said last night. The…

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…

Salvos Clarify Position on Mandatory Pre-Commitment on Poker Machines

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 1st September 2011 -  The Salvation Army has been forced to clarify its position on mandatory pre-commitment on poker machines after reports the welfare organisation had back-flipped on it’s…

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…

New Technology Reduces Problem Gambling

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th October 2010 -  New research shows "pre-commitment" technology can be effective in reducing the amount of money problem gamblers spend on poker machines and can help problem gamblers…
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