POKER MACHINES STILL STINK

24 November 2014 The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will introduce a Private Members Bill to reduce problem gambling on poker machines with measures including $1 bets and mandatory pre-commitment. The Gambling Harm Reduction (Protecting Problem...

A statement on the pokies industry’s political donations

Today’s publication by the Electoral Commission of the major federal political donations during 2012-2013 shows that again hundreds of thousands of dollars were paid directly to the Liberal and Labor parties by the poker machine industry. The money flowed in from...

Government on the take

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will joined with the Rev Tim Costello to criticise the Federal Government for abandoning problem gamblers. “The Government’s efforts to overturn the modest poker machine reforms of the 43rd Parliament are nothing...

A statement regarding the downturn in pokies revenue in Tasmania

The latest Tasmanian Gaming Commission figures putting poker machine revenue at its lowest level in five years is very good news. A raft of government reforms, not to mention the unprecedented publicity in recent years about poker machine problem gambling, is kicking...