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Coles wants $1 maximum bets for pokies – so why won’t the pokie-makers play ball?

Wesfarmers, operator of Coles and other retail brands, reportedly wants to pursue harm-prevention modifications to its poker machines. It has asked five pokie manufacturers, including Aristocrat Leisure, for help in trying out games with a maximum

Medicine & health
Gambling article

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo

So, the gambling industry certainly holds an attraction for former politicians. Perhaps it’s all that money and the attraction of staying in the game – even if at a peripheral level, writes Dr Charles Livingstone.

Medicine & health
Charles Livingstone

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

By Dr Charles Livingstone Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in defeating any substantial reform of...

Charles Livingstone

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

By Dr Charles Livingstone Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in defeating any substantial reform of...

Charles Livingstone

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

By Dr Charles Livingstone Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in defeating any substantial reform of...

Charles Livingstone

Government ignores elephant in the room in response to online gambling review

The federal government has released its response to former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s review of the Interactive Gambling Act. O’Farrell’s review supposedly focused on “illegal offshore gambling providers”, but also...

Charles Livingstone

Government ignores elephant in the room in response to online gambling review

The federal government has released its response to former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s review of the Interactive Gambling Act. O’Farrell’s review supposedly focused on “illegal offshore gambling providers”, but also...

Charles Livingstone

Government ignores elephant in the room in response to online gambling review

The federal government has released its response to former NSW premier Barry O’Farrell’s review of the Interactive Gambling Act. O’Farrell’s review supposedly focused on “illegal offshore gambling providers”, but also...