Inside Gambling Reform - April 2021 Edition
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We couldn’t have had a better start to the year with not one but two Royal Commissions into Crown being announced. I must admit to experiencing some personal schadenfreude as we watch Crown finally have to answer for their awful business practices. It was especially heartening to hear that Commissioner Ray Finkelstein seeks to hear from the public about gambling harm occurring as a result of Crown’s actions, and hopefully more broadly.
The Alliance will naturally be making a submission, and we encourage others to do the same. Look out for our email about this next week.
Of course, Crown is not the only gambling reform story happening around Australia, and I encourage you to read on to learn more about what the Alliance has been working on.
Before that, I would like to take this opportunity though to say farewell and wish nothing but the best to Tony Mohr, who last month finished as the inaugural Executive Director of the Alliance. So much happened under Tony’s watchful eye over six years. Our Campaigns Director, Margaret Quixley, will act in this role until a replacement is recruited.
I’d also like to welcome our new staff members Rose O’Leary and Taya Stocks, with Rose taking the lead on our Victorian poker machine reform work and Taya leading on our #EndGamblingAds campaign.
We've got a jam packed edition of the Inside Gambling Reform newsletter this month.
We hope you're all keeping safe and well.
Yours in hope for change,
Rev Tim Costello
Alliance for Gambling Reform