Clubs Australia has today reiterated its opposition to the $1 max bet policy being shopped to the media by the Australian Greens and Senator Nick Xenophon. Clubs Australia has made clear to all Federal MPs it would never support any proposal to force $1 max bets on recreational gamblers. Were it to be adopted by […]
Clubs Australia says it hopes Andrew Wilkie will use his flight to Western Australia today to carefully read the terms he signed off on in his agreement with the Prime Minister 16 months ago.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard is due to meet key independent Andrew Wilkie in Hobart today while another independent MP, Rob Oakeshott says he’s concerned about the lack of detail on the government’s proposed reforms for poker machines.
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 […]
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 […]