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New Pokies Bill Aims to Fight Money Laundering

With poker machine reform making its way into the Australian Senate, many responsible gambling advocates have become optimistic about passing new gambling laws in the country. Senator Nick Xenophon, who has a history of fighting for safe gambling laws in the country, has taken this opportunity to present his own poker machine legislation, which aims…

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…

MPs Want to See Pokie Reform Legislation

Over the course of the past few weeks, the federal government was supposed to be drawing up a draft legislation for the new pokie reform trial. However, it seems that very little has been done to move forward, as independent MPs are still waiting to see a draft of the bill. This is just the…