Parliament to today debate TV gambling advertising

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will this evening seek to progress in the Parliament his motion to ban gambling ads during sports television broadcasts in children’s viewing times. Sports betting is the fastest growing area of gambling losses...

Prime Minister sells out on poker machine reform

In Question Time today I asked the Prime Minister to support, or at least bring on for debate, my Private Members’ Bill to combat poker machine problem gambling that would implement the Productivity Commission recommendations of $1 maximum bets and mandatory...

A statement on Clubs Australia’s accusation that I’m a liar

The poker machine industry is truly shameless, and the claim today by Clubs Australia that I’m a liar is misleading in the extreme and defamatory. Clubs Australia has sought to use the latest Tasmanian Government Social and Economic Impact Study of Gambling in...