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Crown fails to disclose breakdown of its pokies revenue
The Age, 22 February, 2018

Will Hodgman confuses key detail of his Tasmanian pokies policy
Fairfax network, 22 February 2018

Tim Costello debates pro-pokies Tasmanian shock jock Brian Carlton
Tasmania Talks Network, 21 February, 2018

Fact Check on claims pokies policy will threaten 5000 jobs in Tasmania
The Conversation, 21 February, 2018

Interview with Shonica Guy about pokies harm, SA Best and court case
5AA, 20 February 2018

The pokies windfall funding 6 figure salaries in Sydney's poorest suburbs
SBS, 18 February, 2018

Fresh food jackpot: how Woolworths became Australia's biggest pokies company
Age/SMH, 17 February, 2018

Battle to stop another 150 pokies at Club Marconi in Camden
Wollondilly Advertiser, 15 February, 2018

Pokies are big money in Tasmania
ABC online, 14 February, 2018

Greg Barns: Time to fix Tasmania's slack disclosure laws and gambling donations pour in
The Mercury, 12 February, 2018

Foxtel fights for pay-TV exemptions to gambling-ad ban
ABC News, 8 February 2018

Comprehensive wrap on pokies issues in the Hunter Valley
The Newcastle Herald, 29 January 2018

Slot machine war turns Tasmania into a battleground
Bloomberg, 28 January 2018

Here comes the credit betting ban from February 17
Herald Sun, 27 January, 2018

Removing pokies would help gamblers without hurting economy
Charles Livingstone, Monash University, 21 January, 2018

Hypocritical Western Bulldogs urged to give up pokies
The Age, 23 January 2018

Apple, Google and Facebook deluging kids with gambling messages
The Sun (UK), 22 January 2018

Money laundering fears as NSW pokies turnover soars
Sydney Morning Herald, 21 January 2018

Catholic Church pokies venue needs better early intervention policies
Daily Mail, 16 January 2018

Costello backs Tassie pokies ban
The Mercury, 6 January 2018

Charles Wooley: Tassie Libs in thrall to the pokies industry
The Mercury, 24 December 2017

Brimbank slams Victorian pokies legislation
Star Weekly, 11 December 2017

Tim Costello opinion piece on Victorian legislation
Herald Sun, 6 December 2017

National gambling losses hit record $24 billion
The Age, 5 December 2017

Black mark against White Ribbon over gambling donations
Jenna Price oped, Sydney Morning Herald, 5 December 2017

Conroy leads the lobbying charge to stop 15% point of consumption tax
The Age, 5 December 2017

Rex Jory slams the pokies in South Australia
The Advertiser, 3 December 2017

NSW hospitals pocket $1.3m from pokies applicants
Sydney Morning Herald, 3 December 2017 

Major parties ram through another $70b in Victorian pokies losses
Crikey, 1 December 2017

White Ribbon back flip - knocks back $50,000 pokies donation
The Guardian, 2 December 2017 

Meg Webb: put Tasmanian communities before pokies
The Advocate, 27 November 2017

Canberra Raiders fined $120,000 over appalling treatment of Laurie Brown
The Canberra Times, 25 November 2017

Victoria's Yourplay program a $197m waste of money
ABC Online, 22 November 2017

Push for Burnie council to back pokies ban
The Advocate, 20 November 2017

Genevieve Barlow: Shocked by size and scale of pokies losses
The Weekly Times, 15 November 2017

UK regulator shows the way as Ladbrokes Coral fined $5m
The Independent, 6 November, 2017

Tim Costello launches Alliance Northcote campaign on pokies
Seven News, 5 November 2017

Herald Sun coverage of Women Against Pokies rally
Herald Sun, 31 October 2017

Sam  Duncan: Why sport can no longer exist without gambling
Huffington Post, 30 October 2017

MAV President: Women are hardest hit by pokies harm
Neos Kosmos, 30 October 2017

NSW sits on harm report for two years then takes out the trash
Sydney Morning Herald, 27 October 2017

James Packer admits Crown needs to be more transparent
Seven News, 26 October 2017

Anna Bardsley and Tim Costello at the Crown AGM
Ten News, 26 October 2017

James Packer to discuss better Crown transparency with board
The Australian, 26 October 2017

Improved Crown transparency should start with media access and transcripts
The Guardian, 26 October 2017

Anna Bardsley tackles James Packer at Crown AGM
ABC radio The World Today, 26 October 2017 

Fraser Coast councillor George Seymour comes out swinging against pokies
Fraser Coast Chronicle, 12 October 2017

Mark Griffiths: how to tackle gambling public health crisis
The Conversation (UK edition), 12 October 2017

Tom Watson: gambling firms must clean up their act of face new laws
The Mirror, 11 October 2017

Brimbank mayor John Hedditch slams pokies restrictions
Star Weekly, 2 October 2017

All in the Mind: the gambling zone
ABC Radio National, 1 October 2017

Could Tasmania become the first state to remove poker machines?
ABC TV 7.30, 26 September 2017

3 part Emma Reynolds series: Australia's pokies plague, 26 September 2017

Pokies deliver 10% of Woolies profit as Commercial Hotel VCAT battle rages
Whittlesea Leader, 13 September 2017

Mayne: inside the great pokies trial
Crikey, 12 September 2017

Cristy Clark: Can a Federal Court case against pokies work?
The Conversation, 12 September 2017

Larger fifth reel misleading, court told
The Australian, 12 September 2017

Melissa Davey on day one of the pokies trial
The Guardian, 12 September 2017

Seven News on Shonica's David and Goliath battle
Seven News, 12 September 2017

Ten News on day one of the pokies trial
Ten News, 12 September 2017

ABC online wrap of the pokies trial issues
ABC Online, 12 September 2017

Maurice Blackburn's Jen Kanis interview with Jon Faine
774 ABC Melbourne, 12 September 2017

Nick Toscano preview piece ahead of pokies trial
Fairfax, 11 September 2017

Steelers (chaired by ClubsNSW chair) CEO Scott Miles steals $1m
Illawarra Mercury, 6 September 2017

Costello on vulnerability of young men to online addiction
ABC Illawarra, 6 September 2017

Sean Nicholls on top 10 earning NSW pokies pubs
Sydney Morning Herald, 22 August 2017

Goyder "hates" pokies, will try to wean AFL clubs off them
The Age, 21 August 2017

Gambling captured NSW looks to abolish 5 yearly casino reviews
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2017

Pubs, clubs and Federal strike a cosy pokies deal in Tasmania
The Mercury, 17 August, 2017

Strong Fairfax editorial supporting reducing AFL club pokies
The Age, 17 August 2017

AFL launches "Project Fruity" to tackle club pokies losses
The Age, 16 August 2017

Active Moreland gets pokies losses down to 10 year low
Moreland Leader, 7 August 2017

Charles Livingstone: HILDA data shows 1.4m Australian hurt by gambling
The Conversation, 2 August 2017

Woolies fighting to install more harmful pokies in vulnerable communities
ABC radio's PM program, 2 August 2017

Stephen Mayne interview: WA, bank taxes and the pokies
ABC Perth, 29 July 2017

Dan Dixon: forensic look at pokies plague in western Sydney
The Guardian, 29 July 2017

Splash: Hawthorn wins the 2016-17 pokies premiership with $23m haul
The Age, 28 July 2017

SEN interview with Stephen Mayne on AFL pokies losses
SEN, 28 July 2017

Victorians lose $2.61b on the pokies in 2016-17
Herald Sun, 28 July 2017

Samantha Thomas interview with Jon Faine on community opposition to gambling
774 ABC Melbourne, 27 July 2017

Charles Livingstone interview with Raph Epstein on pokies and family violence
774 ABC Melbourne, 27 July 2017

Allison Keogh national TV interview about family impact of pokies
Seven, 17 July 2017

Ralph Bristow: how I lose 500k on the pokies
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2017

Gambling industry targeting millenials with games of skill
Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2017

Google set to allow real money gambling apps in selected markets, 14 July 2017

Editorial: Why Gladys should listen to Fairfield on pokies
Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 2017

Calls to address toxic pokies stronghold in NSW
Probono Australia, 12 July 2017

Allison Keogh interview on 2GB on Fairfield pokies push
2GB, 11 July 2017

Tony Mohr interview with Robbie Buck after Fairfield bombshell
702 ABC Sydney, 11 July 2017

The $8b reason this council wants to cut pokies harm
Sydney Morning Herald splash, 11 July 2017

Allison Keogh interview: what it's like to lose your childhood to pokies, 11 July 2017

Jobs and infrastructure not more pokies, says Fairfield mayor
Fairfield Advance, 11 July 2017

Interview with Allison Keogh over Fairfield losses
Network Ten, 11 July 2017  

Interview with Kelvin Thomson on ABC Goulburn Valley
11 July 2017

Moreland takes Glenroy RSL to the Supreme Court over pokies expansion
Moreland Leader, 30 June 2017

Three charts on Australia's addiction to poker machines
The Conversation, 27 June 2017

Kingston joins The Alliance for Gambling Reform to battle harm
Moorabbin Kingston Leader, 27 June 2017

British FA terminates Ladbrokes deal - Costello and Xenophon comment
ABC radio's PM program, 23 June 2017

Online gambling industry creates fake sites to launder money
Reuters, 22 June 2017

Geelong toughens stand against the pokies
Geelong Advertiser, 16 May 2017

Online gambling companies probed over con
BBC, 21 October 2016

Gambling disease killing one Australian a day, but too lucrative to cure
Bloomberg feature, 28 September 2016