Tag Archive: Julie Gillard

Wilke Wants Pokie Trial Answers

MP Andrew Wilkie and the Gillard government have yet again reached an impasse. The two parties have been in talks for the past month, working out the details of the new pokie reform trial that will take place in Canberra. They have been stuck on one small detail, however – will the poker machines be…

Wilkie Wants to Talk with Rudd About Pokie Reform

Even though Julia Gillard scrapped Andrew Wilke’s plans for gambling reform, the politician is still dedicated to his cause. He has recently announced that he will back Kevin Rudd if he becomes Prime Minister, and wants to discuss the issue of poker machine reform with him. It is an interesting turn of events, as the…

What’s Next for Pokie Reform?

Earlier this month, it was announced that Julie Gillard has backed out of her promise to implement Andrew Wilkie’s pokie reform this year. It seemed to be a long time coming, since Gillard has allowed for the legislation to be delayed numerous times. But, the legislation is not completely dead – Gillard has proposed some…

Gillard Turns Back on Pokie Reform

Andrew Wilkie has been fighting long and hard for the implementation of pokie reform, but it seems that his hard work will not pay off. It has recently been revealed that Prime Minister Julia Gillard has backed away from the plan and has told Wilkie that she will not implement the reform. According to the…