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.
By James Massola, The Australian, Nov 21 Clubs Australia will launch a new industry plan to tackle problem gambling as part of its bid to scuttle proposed mandatory pre-commitment technology on poker 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 […]
Clubs Australia says the considered position of the Federal Coalition on gambling reform, and their commitment to evidence based policy is a welcome change to that of the closed door, deal making that resulted in the Government’s support for mandatory pre-commitment.
The launch of a new scholarship program by QCM (Queensland Club Management) Group in partnership with CTA this month will see students study, tour and work across a number of venues for an unique and exciting learning experience. The QCM (Queensland Club Management) Group launched a scholarship program in partnership with CTA this month. […]
The difficulty of convincing people that you can help problem gamblers by giving them a gambling card is getting to Senator Nick Xenophon and Andrew Wilkie, with the pair making conflicting statements about mandatory pre-commitment’s usefulness to those with a gambling addiction. Andrew Wilkie has in today’s AGE newspaper again claimed that mandatory pre-commitment works […]
The Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott, has commissioned his own problem gambling policy but one which avoids a fight with the powerful clubs lobby and tries not to aggravate the Tasmanian independent, Andrew Wilkie.
Clubs Australia has written to the Federal Government offering its support for a trial of mandatory pre-commitment in one state or territory. A trial of Andrew Wilkie’s experimental pokie licence technology was first recommended by the Productivity Commission 15 months ago and is also supported the Salvation Army (Eastern Territory) and many of Australia’s leading […]
A report by the Sunday Mail about of mandatory pre-commitment on Queensland clubs has ignored crucial data that confirms an expected decline in gaming profit of between 33% and 44%. Page 15 of the report by Club Training Australia lists the impact of mandatory pre-commitment on venues of differing size. The forecast impact shows that […]
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