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 Federal Group’s blackmail threat

16 September 2015 Federal Group threatening to abandon $100 million worth of development in Tasmania is blackmail and just the sort of corporate behaviour we have come to expect from the poker machine industry. The pokies industry buys political favours and preys on...

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...