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Report: Two in five Australians gamble every week

Three-quarters of Australians have gambled at least once in the past year while almost two in five gamble weekly, new data shows. Source: Canberra Times.

Gambling New South Wales

Archbishop Fisher backs plan to introduce cashless gaming card

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has commended New South Wales’ political leaders for supporting the introduction of a cashless gaming card, saying the Church and its agencies see the human cost of gambling addiction every day. Source: The Catholic Weekly.

Gambling New South Wales

ClubsNSW chief sacked over ‘Catholic gut’ comment

ClubsNSW has fired its chief executive, Josh Landis, after he triggered a political firestorm by linking New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet’s Catholic faith to his gambling crackdown. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Gambling New South Wales

Wilkie challenges states to follow NSW on pokie reform

Anti-poker machine campaigner Andrew Wilkie has challenged governments around Australia to seize a “watershed moment” and follow New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet’s plan to introduce cashless gambling cards. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.

Gambling New South Wales

NSW gamblers lose $2.1b on pokies in less than 100 days

Gamblers lost more than $2.1 billion on poker machines in fewer than 100 days last year – the highest losses in New South Wales history – an outlay critics say reinforces the need for reform. Source: Sydney Morning Herald. 


Archbishop Fisher backs gambling reforms to prevent ‘social harm’

Sydney Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP has backed efforts to tackle problem gambling in New South Wales but stopped short of endorsing any specific method for imposing limits or restraints. Source: SMH.

Gambling New South Wales

Labor leader says reforming industry a gamble without cashless card trial

New South Wales Labor leader Chris Minns says he is prepared to reform the state’s lucrative gambling sector but only after the impact on the industry is fully calculated. Source: Sydney Morning Herald.


Look at gambling through a public health lens, Parliament told

The online wagering industry should be held accountable by a national independent regulator, an anti-gambling organisation has proposed, as a federal parliamentary inquiry prepares to evaluate options for reform. Source: The Age.

Gambling Opinion

Chances are you’re about to ignore gambling warnings

New slogans designed to warn about the risk of gambling fall well short of regulation that might meaningfully curb what has become a social norm, writes Julian Butler SJ. Source: Eureka Street.