Bligh government speaks out against proposed poker machine reforms

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 […]

Responsible gambling trial finds government poker machine reforms fall short

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 […]

ABC Radio: Heroin addiction drug proposed for problem gamblers

By Meredith Griffiths, ABC Radio, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 TONY EASTLEY: New research says there are promising signs that problem gamblers could be helped by the drug Naltrexone which is used to treat heroin addicts overseas. Guidelines produced by Monash University say gambling addiction should be treated as a medical condition.

Taxpayers will fork out $1500 each for installation of mandatory pre-commitment technology on pokie machines

By Taryn Davis, Quest Newspapers Taxpayers will fork out $1500 each in tax to fund the installation of mandatory pre-commitment technology on pokie machines by 2014, according to ClubsAustralia. But a spokesman for Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin disputed the figure, saying there was “a lot of misinformation in the community about the costs of […]

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