Tag Archive: Andrew Wilkie

Greens Call For Pokie Reform Action

This week, the Coalition Government has announced that it will be repealing the pokie reform legislation. Responsible gambling advocates are outraged at the decision, and The Greens have spoken are urging the Opposition to do something about it. The Greens have requested that the Labour Party block Tony Abbott’s plans to retract the pokie reform…

Government Backpedals On Pokie Reform

Passing pokie reform in the first place was a huge struggle for MP Andrew Wilkie and other responsible gambling advocates across Australia. Now, the federal government has decided to go back on its word to implement poker machine reform measures, which has come as quite the shock to local residents. This week, the Coalition government…

Wilkie Donates Pokie Counter To Museum

When Andrew Wilkie ran for government in 2010, one of his major campaign tools was a pokie loss calculator. He has recently decided to donate the iconic machine to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, but he has not given up on his hopes for pokie reform. Originally, Wilkie attempted to sell the machine on…

Wilkie Applauds Community Services Minister

If you’ve been following the news about poker machine reform in Australia, two names you’ve likely heard a lot of are: Jenny Macklin and Andrew Wilkie. Over the course of the past year, these two political figures have spent a great deal of time negotiating the terms of pokie reform. Now that reform legislation has…

Pokie Reform Legislation Passes

It has been a long time coming, but poker machine reform has finally passed as legislation. This means that pokie club owners will be required to adhere to regulations set out by the local government with regards to voluntary pre-commitment technology. While MP Andrew Wilkie, who fought the reform from the beginning, is pleased with…

Wilkie Suspects Politicians Are in the Pocket of Pokies

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has spent the past year working hard to pass poker machine reform legislation in Australia. While the bill aims to benefit the local community by reducing problem gambling rates, many politicians have expressed opposition to reform – and Wilkie believes that there is a reason for this. According to the Sydney…

MPs Want Venues To Extend Duty of Care

With problem gambling becoming a growing problem across Australia, local MPs believe that gaming venues should assume more responsibility. After all, they host the games that could potentially attract addicted players. So, MPs have proposed a new bill that would allow venue operators to be easily sued if they fail to fulfil their duty of…

Wilkie Wants Better Self-Exclusion At Pokies Clubs

Self-exclusion programs aim to keep problem gamblers out of casinos and gaming clubs; however, MP Andrew Wilkie feels that Australian self-exclusion programs are not working hard enough to hold up their end of the bargain. After problem gambler from Tasmanian revealed that he had been allowed to gamble $3000 away after signing up to four…

Politicians Want To See Action Taken On Pokie Reform

A trial of voluntary pre-commitment just won’t cut it anymore. After the suicide of problem gambler Julie Smith, local politicians want to see the government make more of an effort to reform Australia’s gambling market. While many players enjoy gaming on a casual basis, there are those that are vulnerable to developing addictions – and…

Was Labour Ever Serious About Pokie Reform?

We all know that the situation surrounding pokie reform consisted of some shady dealings. While MP Andrew Wilkie fought hard to ensure that mandatory pre-commitment would be imposed, it never seemed as though Julia Gillard was very serious about the provision. After negotiations fell through and Wilkie settled for a trial of voluntary pre-commitment, it…

Tag Archive: Andrew Wilkie

Greens Call For Pokie Reform Action

This week, the Coalition Government has announced that it will be repealing the pokie reform legislation. Responsible gambling advocates are outraged at the decision, and The Greens have spoken are urging the Opposition to do something about it. The Greens have requested that the Labour Party block Tony Abbott’s plans to retract the pokie reform…

Government Backpedals On Pokie Reform

Passing pokie reform in the first place was a huge struggle for MP Andrew Wilkie and other responsible gambling advocates across Australia. Now, the federal government has decided to go back on its word to implement poker machine reform measures, which has come as quite the shock to local residents. This week, the Coalition government…

Wilkie Donates Pokie Counter To Museum

When Andrew Wilkie ran for government in 2010, one of his major campaign tools was a pokie loss calculator. He has recently decided to donate the iconic machine to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, but he has not given up on his hopes for pokie reform. Originally, Wilkie attempted to sell the machine on…

Wilkie Applauds Community Services Minister

If you’ve been following the news about poker machine reform in Australia, two names you’ve likely heard a lot of are: Jenny Macklin and Andrew Wilkie. Over the course of the past year, these two political figures have spent a great deal of time negotiating the terms of pokie reform. Now that reform legislation has…

Pokie Reform Legislation Passes

It has been a long time coming, but poker machine reform has finally passed as legislation. This means that pokie club owners will be required to adhere to regulations set out by the local government with regards to voluntary pre-commitment technology. While MP Andrew Wilkie, who fought the reform from the beginning, is pleased with…

Wilkie Suspects Politicians Are in the Pocket of Pokies

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has spent the past year working hard to pass poker machine reform legislation in Australia. While the bill aims to benefit the local community by reducing problem gambling rates, many politicians have expressed opposition to reform – and Wilkie believes that there is a reason for this. According to the Sydney…

MPs Want Venues To Extend Duty of Care

With problem gambling becoming a growing problem across Australia, local MPs believe that gaming venues should assume more responsibility. After all, they host the games that could potentially attract addicted players. So, MPs have proposed a new bill that would allow venue operators to be easily sued if they fail to fulfil their duty of…

Wilkie Wants Better Self-Exclusion At Pokies Clubs

Self-exclusion programs aim to keep problem gamblers out of casinos and gaming clubs; however, MP Andrew Wilkie feels that Australian self-exclusion programs are not working hard enough to hold up their end of the bargain. After problem gambler from Tasmanian revealed that he had been allowed to gamble $3000 away after signing up to four…

Politicians Want To See Action Taken On Pokie Reform

A trial of voluntary pre-commitment just won’t cut it anymore. After the suicide of problem gambler Julie Smith, local politicians want to see the government make more of an effort to reform Australia’s gambling market. While many players enjoy gaming on a casual basis, there are those that are vulnerable to developing addictions – and…

Was Labour Ever Serious About Pokie Reform?

We all know that the situation surrounding pokie reform consisted of some shady dealings. While MP Andrew Wilkie fought hard to ensure that mandatory pre-commitment would be imposed, it never seemed as though Julia Gillard was very serious about the provision. After negotiations fell through and Wilkie settled for a trial of voluntary pre-commitment, it…

Tag Archive: Andrew Wilkie

Greens Call For Pokie Reform Action

This week, the Coalition Government has announced that it will be repealing the pokie reform legislation. Responsible gambling advocates are outraged at the decision, and The Greens have spoken are urging the Opposition to do something about it. The Greens have requested that the Labour Party block Tony Abbott’s plans to retract the pokie reform…

Government Backpedals On Pokie Reform

Passing pokie reform in the first place was a huge struggle for MP Andrew Wilkie and other responsible gambling advocates across Australia. Now, the federal government has decided to go back on its word to implement poker machine reform measures, which has come as quite the shock to local residents. This week, the Coalition government…

Wilkie Donates Pokie Counter To Museum

When Andrew Wilkie ran for government in 2010, one of his major campaign tools was a pokie loss calculator. He has recently decided to donate the iconic machine to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, but he has not given up on his hopes for pokie reform. Originally, Wilkie attempted to sell the machine on…

Wilkie Applauds Community Services Minister

If you’ve been following the news about poker machine reform in Australia, two names you’ve likely heard a lot of are: Jenny Macklin and Andrew Wilkie. Over the course of the past year, these two political figures have spent a great deal of time negotiating the terms of pokie reform. Now that reform legislation has…

Pokie Reform Legislation Passes

It has been a long time coming, but poker machine reform has finally passed as legislation. This means that pokie club owners will be required to adhere to regulations set out by the local government with regards to voluntary pre-commitment technology. While MP Andrew Wilkie, who fought the reform from the beginning, is pleased with…

Wilkie Suspects Politicians Are in the Pocket of Pokies

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has spent the past year working hard to pass poker machine reform legislation in Australia. While the bill aims to benefit the local community by reducing problem gambling rates, many politicians have expressed opposition to reform – and Wilkie believes that there is a reason for this. According to the Sydney…

MPs Want Venues To Extend Duty of Care

With problem gambling becoming a growing problem across Australia, local MPs believe that gaming venues should assume more responsibility. After all, they host the games that could potentially attract addicted players. So, MPs have proposed a new bill that would allow venue operators to be easily sued if they fail to fulfil their duty of…

Wilkie Wants Better Self-Exclusion At Pokies Clubs

Self-exclusion programs aim to keep problem gamblers out of casinos and gaming clubs; however, MP Andrew Wilkie feels that Australian self-exclusion programs are not working hard enough to hold up their end of the bargain. After problem gambler from Tasmanian revealed that he had been allowed to gamble $3000 away after signing up to four…

Politicians Want To See Action Taken On Pokie Reform

A trial of voluntary pre-commitment just won’t cut it anymore. After the suicide of problem gambler Julie Smith, local politicians want to see the government make more of an effort to reform Australia’s gambling market. While many players enjoy gaming on a casual basis, there are those that are vulnerable to developing addictions – and…

Was Labour Ever Serious About Pokie Reform?

We all know that the situation surrounding pokie reform consisted of some shady dealings. While MP Andrew Wilkie fought hard to ensure that mandatory pre-commitment would be imposed, it never seemed as though Julia Gillard was very serious about the provision. After negotiations fell through and Wilkie settled for a trial of voluntary pre-commitment, it…