Tag Archives: julia gillard
- Aussie lawmakers push for $1 maximum pokie bets in new gambling reform plan
July 14, 2016
Australia is dusting off the gambling reform plan that former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has junked six years ago. The Guardian on Thursday reported that South Australian Senate powerbroker Nick Xenophon and Tasmanian independent MP Andrew Wilkie has revived gambling reform plan into the federal agenda, which Gillard thumbed down...
- NSW mulls betting logo ban on jerseys, stadium signage and naming rights
May 29, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s call for a ban on live odds promotion during sports broadcasts doesn’t go far enough, at least, not according to New South Wales Gaming Minister George Souris. Echoing complaints from the usual suspects about how Gillard’s measures would still permit other forms of gambling promotion...
- Gambling TV ad ban will cost networks loads of money
May 28, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard laid down the hammer last week when she delivered an ultimatum to the country's broadcasters to agree to a self-imposed ban on promotion of live betting odds during sports broadcasts. Failure to do so would mean that the government will rush legislation for a total...
- Australian PM Gillard to broadcasters: choose between no live odds or no gambling ads at all
May 26, 2013
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has delivered an ultimatum to the country’s broadcasters: agree to a self-imposed ban on promotion of live betting odds during sports broadcasts or the government will rush legislation through parliament before the federal election in September. The ban would also limit gambling firms to generic...
- Welsh headmaster Andrew Wilkie pleads guilty to stealing from school
February 15, 2012
A school headmaster named Andrew Wilkie from north Wales has pleaded guilty to stealing more than £53k from his school for online gambling websites. Yep, we know what you’re thinking. And to answer your question: no, it is not the Aussie pokies reform MP whose pokies reform bill was recently...
- Aussie gov’t teeters on precipice after revising pokies pre-commitment plan
January 21, 2012
Video poker machines may be something of an afterthought in most developed countries, but the pokies, as they’re known in Australia, have come perilously close to bringing down the national government. Following Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s decision to back out of a deal to introduce mandatory pre-commitment pokies technology, independent...