Loot Boxes Bill introduced to Parliament

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, recently introduced the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Amendment (Loot Boxes) Bill 2022, which introduces mandatory classifications for video games with gambling type features.…

Star scandal highlights need for national inquiry and regulator

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, has welcomed the NSW Independent Casino Commission’s decision to suspend Star Entertainment Group’s Sydney casino licence and hit them with a $100 million fine.…

Crime Commission slams clubs and pubs, recommends mandatory anti-money laundering card

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, joined Rev Tim Costello AO to discuss the NSW Crime Commission’s damning findings into money laundering in clubs and pubs. “The damning report by…

Gambling advertising changes a welcome start to reform

The Federal Government’s changes to gambling advertising are welcome and a good start to the widespread reform urgently needed. Stronger and varied messaging, and more effective presentation, for example bigger…

Crown fine more proof it should lose its casino licences

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, discussed the decision by the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) to fine Crown Casino a record $120 million for failing to prevent…

Gambling predators to be dragged into line

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, introduced his Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Amendment (Making Gambling Businesses Accountable) Bill 2022, which would ensure gambling companies no longer profit from the proceeds…

Is Crown the dodgiest company in Australia?

What will it take for Crown to actually lose its licence? If the Royal Commission into Crown Perth deemed them unfit to operate the business, then their licence needs to…

Statement on Sportsbet’s spamming fine

Good on ACMA for slapping Sportsbet with $3.7m in fines and penalties for what amounts to predatory marketing in the extreme. But this sickening spam attack also highlights the wider…

Dark day for Tasmania as flawed pokies reforms pass Legislative Council

Independent Member for Clark, Andrew Wilkie, says a once-in-a-lifetime chance to reduce the devastating harm caused by poker machines in the community has been squandered by the Tasmanian Government. “This…