Tag Archive: Gillard

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…

Scrapped Pokies Bill Means Bad Things for Gillard Government

Julia Gillard may have scrapped Andrew Wilkie’s pokie reform bill, but he is still very heavily involved in the legislation. Despite withdrawing his support for her government, he still holds some power and states that he will not vote for the bill in its current form. The Gillard government is in the process of putting…

Gillard to Introduce New Pokies Laws

After reneging on her plans to implement Andrew Wilkie’s plans for poker machine reform, Julia Gillard will be drafting her own laws for pokies in the coming weeks. Rather than rolling out an industry-wide gambling reform, she has decided that a trial of precommitment technology would be more appropriate. Over the course of the next…

Pokies Trial Will Not Start On Time

The federal government has planned for the pokie reform technology trial to begin at the start of 2013. However, gaming manufacturers have warned that the technology will not be ready in time to meet the deadline, pushing the trial’s start date back even further. According to Ross Ferrar of the Gaming Technologies Association, it would…

Tag Archive: Gillard

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…

Scrapped Pokies Bill Means Bad Things for Gillard Government

Julia Gillard may have scrapped Andrew Wilkie’s pokie reform bill, but he is still very heavily involved in the legislation. Despite withdrawing his support for her government, he still holds some power and states that he will not vote for the bill in its current form. The Gillard government is in the process of putting…

Gillard to Introduce New Pokies Laws

After reneging on her plans to implement Andrew Wilkie’s plans for poker machine reform, Julia Gillard will be drafting her own laws for pokies in the coming weeks. Rather than rolling out an industry-wide gambling reform, she has decided that a trial of precommitment technology would be more appropriate. Over the course of the next…

Pokies Trial Will Not Start On Time

The federal government has planned for the pokie reform technology trial to begin at the start of 2013. However, gaming manufacturers have warned that the technology will not be ready in time to meet the deadline, pushing the trial’s start date back even further. According to Ross Ferrar of the Gaming Technologies Association, it would…

Tag Archive: Gillard

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…

Scrapped Pokies Bill Means Bad Things for Gillard Government

Julia Gillard may have scrapped Andrew Wilkie’s pokie reform bill, but he is still very heavily involved in the legislation. Despite withdrawing his support for her government, he still holds some power and states that he will not vote for the bill in its current form. The Gillard government is in the process of putting…

Gillard to Introduce New Pokies Laws

After reneging on her plans to implement Andrew Wilkie’s plans for poker machine reform, Julia Gillard will be drafting her own laws for pokies in the coming weeks. Rather than rolling out an industry-wide gambling reform, she has decided that a trial of precommitment technology would be more appropriate. Over the course of the next…

Pokies Trial Will Not Start On Time

The federal government has planned for the pokie reform technology trial to begin at the start of 2013. However, gaming manufacturers have warned that the technology will not be ready in time to meet the deadline, pushing the trial’s start date back even further. According to Ross Ferrar of the Gaming Technologies Association, it would…