Tag Archives: Tony Abbott
- Australia goes after online gambling sites in new probe
September 7, 2015
Next in Australia’s review list: international gambling sites. After announcing last week its plans to review online betting laws, the Australian government now wants to examine all online wagering operators in the country. Social Services Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement on Monday, media outlet News.com.au reported. Morrison said former...
- New Aussie PM no fan of online gambling; Sportsbet punter gets day in court
September 7, 2013
Australia has a new federal government after Saturday’s election brought Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National coalition to power. At last count, the Coalition had secured 91 seats in the 150-seat House of Representatives, leaving the incumbent Labor party in the dust. The socially conservative Coalition leader Abbott (pictured smuggling budgies at right)...
- Abbott to ban Aussie online betting credit; Topping calls Tabcorp comfortably weak
August 10, 2013
The ink is barely dry on UK gambling operator William Hill’s deal to acquire Australian online bookie TomWaterhouse.com and already the knives are out for everything online gambling. As expected, Independent Senator Nick Xenophon already issued a hastily updated version of his standard ‘sky is falling’ press release, but he’s...
- Coalition rejects Aussie gambling law changes; Packer out to destabilize Echo
May 31, 2012
Changes to Australia’s online gambling law may be on hold following Coalition leader Tony Abbott’s statement that he won’t support the Labor government’s proposed reforms, which include an online poker trial and the introduction of online in-play betting. At a press conference on Thursday, Abbott reached deep into his bag...
- Aussie TV stations may be banned from showing live betting odds during sports broadcasts
November 2, 2011
Television stations in Australia could be banned from showing live betting odds during certain sports broadcasts. Leader of the Opposition in the Australian House of Representatives, Tony Abbott, is said to be considering a gambling policy which would forbid the airing of such odds during cricket and football games. According to Abbott,...
- Nothing to separate Aussie election candidates
August 20, 2010
Darth Vader’s next point of arrival could be Australia, as the upcoming general election looks to be a close run thing. Incumbent PM Julie Gillard, a staunch critic of the dark side of the Internet, is now neck and neck with the leader of the opposition coalition, Tony Abbott. We...
Australia goes after online gambling sites in new probe
September 7, 2015
Wilkie gives Gillard pokies deadline
March 29, 2011