Category: discussion

  • second time lucky in bendigo

    second time lucky in bendigo

    The City of Greater Bendigo is hoping for a case of second-time-lucky, as once more their commitment to keeping more pokies out of Bendigo...

  • don’t call this news

    don’t call this news

    The latest media proclamation from Clubs Australia raises some serious questions about accountability and the standard of journalism in some parts of the media.

  • the FAHCSIA vodcasts

    the FAHCSIA vodcasts

    Two months ago, I filmed a vodcast for FAHCSIA, the Federal Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. FAHCSIA oversees the Federal...

  • responding to jeremy

    responding to jeremy

    It’s been a busy few days. On Thursday, Clubs Australia issued a media release stating that the Salvation Army had rejected mandatory pre-commitment (MPC)...

  • clubs australia hits a new low

    clubs australia hits a new low

    Reports in today’s papers are saying that the Salvation Army has pulled its support for the Federal Government’s mandatory pre-commitment proposal, instead backing a...

  • my response to alan jones

    my response to alan jones

    There are rallies being held across New South Wales at the moment, in registered clubs across the state, defending poker machines and rejecting the...

  • recommendation 36

    recommendation 36

    Julia Gillard’s tenure as Prime Minister has been brief and certainly turbulent. The mining tax, a price on carbon, health reforms, our clean energy...

  • the vcgr spins it again

    the vcgr spins it again

    The Victorian Commission for Gambling Reform recently released their EGM annual figures, without a lot of fanfare or fuss. These figures detail Victoria’s spending...

  • stop the lies!

    stop the lies!

    It’s been a few weeks since I wrote anything about the ClubsAustralia campaign against the proposed poker machine reforms. You know, the “It’s un-Australian”...

  • this is her story

    this is her story

    In my last blog post, I wrote about the reasons why good people do good things, and the reasons why I do what I...