Clubs Australia is calling on the Prime Minister to deliver the one Christmas present club members want; a meaningful trial of mandatory pre-commitment on all club poker machines in the ACT.
Stephanie Pealting, SMH. Thousands of people have told the federal Coalition they support tougher action on problem pokies gambling, including $1 maximum bets and mandatory pre-commitment. The opposition frontbencher Malcolm Turnbull will this week release the results of an online poll he conducted to gauge community views on what should be done.
TRANSCRIPT OF THE HON. TONY ABBOTT ADDRESS TO THE CLUBS AUSTRALIA RALLY, BRISBANE Well Donna, it’s great to be here. It’s great to be here in Queensland. It’s great to be supporting the clubs industry of Australia and it’s great to see so many decent Queenslanders here to support those institutions which are such an […]
Former AFL star and problem gambler David Schwarz has broken his silence on the Federal Government’s proposed mandatory pre-commitment laws for pubs and clubs, saying it won’t help problem gamblers or even reduce Victoria’s problem gambling rate.
Rosanne Barrett, The Australian, December 05, 2011 The Bligh government has come out against proposed poker machine reforms, adding pressure on the Gillard government as conservative state politicians ramp up their threat to lodge a High Court challenge against the measure. In a move that puts the Queensland Labor government at odds with its federal […]
Kate Higgins, From: The Courier-Mail, December 05, 2011 A STUDY into responsible gambling measures similar to those being considered by the Federal Government has found that most people would ignore them. The eight-week study was conducted by the University of Sydney across five Gold Coast surf lifesaving clubs and trialled five responsible gambling features, including […]