Campaign updates - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Campaign updates

Tax revenue from gambling still rising in NSW

State treasurers deliver budgets each year in a long technical document wrapped up in political announcements of shiny highlights. The nasty details get buried way down – like the persistence of gambling tax revenue as a major income source, and the way Treasury keep relying on increased revenue. This year, we called out the NSW Treasurer and government over the link between increased tax revenue and increased losses. Continue reading

18 key faith leaders at gambling reform update

The Fairfield Multicultural Interagency gambling subcommittee, with the Alliance's support, invited a group of influential leaders in the Fairfield area to an information forum on May 19. Our Chief Advocate Rev Tim Costello gave a key note speech on the gambling industry and its history in NSW. As a Baptist minister himself, as well as a gambling reform advocate, he spoke about the difference between the false hope and community that poker machines offer, compared to the real hope of faith groups. Continue reading

Social justice, advocacy and faith groups

Since our work with Wesley Mission and the Uniting Church NSW/ACT started in 2020, Wesley have appointed a new CEO and Superintendent, Stu Cameron. Tim Costello was in Sydney to meet up with Stu and Uniting Church Moderator Simon Hansford, to discuss how our three organisations can continue to work more closely on gambling reform.   Continue reading

The fight of a generation

Two months ago the Alliance was blown away when the Victorian Government called a Royal Commission into Crown Casino - something our Chief Advocate, Tim Costello has been calling on for decades. Since then we have been fighting for a thorough and inclusive investigation into Crown. Continue reading

The name has changed but the fight goes on

In January, we engaged our community of people with lived experience of gambling harm to gather their views on our advocacy program formerly known as ‘Champions for Change’. Continue reading

Cashless gambling is not the only reform needed

The Alliance met with a small (COVID safe) group of supporters on Tuesday, March 16, at NSW Parliament House, to continue our pressure campaign on all MPs to support genuine reform of the gambling industry in this state.  Continue reading

Women continue to lead change

This week we celebrate International Women’s Day. We also mark 100 years since the first woman was elected to any Australian Parliament. Continue reading

Old friends & new beginnings

It is with great sadness that we farewell Alliance Founding Executive Director Tony Mohr this week. After six years Tony has decided to move on, handing the baton to the next CEO to take the Alliance on the next leg of its journey. Continue reading

We won! Crown finally being held to account

After years of the Alliance calling for real investigations into the gambling industry, yesterday the Victorian Government finally announced a Royal Commission into Crown Casino.  Continue reading

A gambling card is the solution

Does $16.6billion sound a lot? It's the estimate of money laundered in NSW in 2017/2018. Some NSW MPs want the government to act fast to stop this. Continue reading