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Australia’s biggest gambling operators be warned – media pack is baying as one

Often enough, a single news organisation will crack an important story or begin a worthy crusade and the rest of the media ignore it – and the story or crusade dies a lonely death,...

The latest casino scandal is just another sideshow

Another casino, another official investigation, more allegations of money laundering, organised crime links and fraud. At a casino? Gee, who would have guessed? And, again, Star is just a headline-grabbing sideshow to the real story that...

Tax rorters 2017-2018 Groundhog Day

Alan Joyce CEO of Qantas has a take home salary of A$24,500,000 which turns out to be more than double the $10,955,067 tax Qantas begrudgingly paid to Australia. Effectively taxpayers have underwritten - kicked...

History repeats: how O’Farrell and Greiner fell foul of ICAC

In April 2014, the New South Wales Independent Commission into Corruption (ICAC) claimed its biggest political scalp in two decades. Liberal state premier Barry O’Farrell resigned after what he has described as a “massive...

The revolving door: why politicians become lobbyists, and lobbyists become politicians

In March 2016 the Department of the Chief Minister said the $506 million included stamp duty, but Mr Giles has declined to clarify how much. "I'm not going to go down the breakdown of taxes...

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo

Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo Stephen Conroy is to head up a new gambling industry body, Responsible Wagering Australia. AAP/Mick Tsikas Charles Livingstone, Monash University Former Labor senator Stephen...

Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names

Gambling lobby gives big to political parties, and names names The gambling lobby continues to provide substantial support to political parties. from shutterstock.com Charles Livingstone, Monash University and Maggie Johnson, Monash University The gambling industry declared A$1,294,501 in...

Is there any hope for gambling reform in a new parliament?

Charles Livingstone, Monash University Since then-prime minister Julia Gillard appointed Peter Slipper to the speaker’s chair in 2011, the gambling lobby has appeared triumphant in defeating any substantial reform of gambling regulation. Slipper became speaker because...

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