The Australian Christian Lobby has warned for many years of the dangers posed by poker machines in Australia. The ACL supports the recent call by Rev. Tim Costello for all state and territory governments to keep pokies switched off for good.
The Australian Christian Lobby has condemned legislation that effectively rips up the long-held bi-partisan approach of limiting pokies to the Casino.
Victorians lost a record amount of $2.726 billion to poker machines in 2018 according to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation report tabled this month.
Tasmania is in the midst of the gripping state election campaign with both major parties neck and neck ahead of election this weekend. Tune in to Voice for Values this week as we speak to ACL Tasmanian Director Mark Brown.
Tasmanians affected by problem gambling would welcome today’s Labor Party announcement to phase out 2,375 poker machines from 97 Tasmanian pubs and clubs by 2023 if it wins next year’s state election, according to the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Parliamentary committee established by the Hodgman Government to investigate the future of Tasmania’s gaming markets has unfortunately missed its chance to show strong leadership on the contentious issue of poker machine reform with the release last month of a lack-luster report.
The Australian Christian Lobby has welcomed the announced gambling ads ban as a first step in protecting families from the legitimisation of sports betting.
Laws to ban gambling advertising during live sporting events, being canvased by the Federal Government, are a welcome first step toward protecting children from the harmful influence of gambling, says the Australian Christian Lobby.
The Tasmanian Government has a genuine opportunity to lead the nation by responding to growing community concerns about addictive poker machine gambling
The troubles of gambling addiction unfortunately touches many families throughout Australia, often the ones who can afford it the least. Most of us know people who suffer from this addiction and the tragic effects it has on them, and their families, but often we are unsure of how to help. Well, the Tasmania Government has decided that now is the time to reconsider gambling in the state.
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