Media Releases - Alliance for Gambling Reform

Media Releases

Our latest media releases

Call for Royal Commission off the back of AFL allegations

18 September 2019

Time for action to reduce gambling harm-related suicides

10 September 2019

Berejiklian government fails to prevent more pokie pub and club scandals

2 September 2019

Stop pokies by stealth in WA, says Tim Costello

9 August 2019

Royal Commission into gambling industry essential off back of Crown revelations

30 July 2019

Tim Costello calls for public inquiry into Crown Resorts revelations
29 July 2019

Victorians losing $530 a year on pokies
25 July 2019

Ballina takes historic first steps to minimise local gambling harm
25 July 2019

Record high losses on Victorian pokies
24 July, 2019

Alliance slams slap on wrist to Mounties for letting child play poker machine
4 July, 2019

Gamblers and Tim Costello welcome Woolies pokies exit
3 July, 2019

Alliance welcome Macquarie ban on credit card gambling from tomorrow
30 June, 2019

Tim Costello statement on Woolies regulatory pain and Jaidyn Stephenson ban
19 June, 2019 

NSW gambling tax revenue soars $266m to record $2.616b in 2018-19
18 June, 2019

Alliance calls for AFL to end lucrative Beteasy sponsorship
14 June, 2019

Alliance slams pokies-captured RSL Victoria for abandoning Collingwood RSL
9 June, 2019

Time for action as NSW pokies losses hit record $6.815b in 2018
23 May, 2019

Time to clean up RSL governance and embrace reform push from younger veterans
1 May, 2019

Alliance welcomes younger veteran push for RSL Victoria to divest
23 April, 2019

Alliance applauds City of Moreland victory over Glenroy RSL pokies push
23 April, 2019

Response to revelations AHA donated $1m during Victorian election campaign
26 March, 2019

Tim Costello slams Brisbane Lions deal with notorious Neds
19 March, 2019

Tim Costello on Coles pokies divestment, Victorian RSL and a second Gold Coast casino
5 March, 2019

Tim Costello slams record gambling donations revealed in 2017-18
1 February, 2019

Victorians lose a record $2.73b on pub-club pokies in 2018
25 January, 2019

Alliance calls for City of Melton to reject Essendon pokies push
10 December, 2018

Alliance welcomes launch of National Consumer Protection Framework for online gambling
30 November, 2018

Revealed: full league ladder of Victorian pokies losses measured by state seat
12 November, 2018

Record September losses in Victoria as major parties duck debate
26 October, 2018

Appalling new Clubs NSW MOU will deluge harm
15 October, 2018

Costello slams reports of new MOU with Clubs NSW
14 October, 2018

Time for Peter Newell to quit after extraordinary scandal at The Steelers
5 October, 2018

August pokies losses in Victoria second worst month ever
2 October, 2018

Alliance welcomes trailblazing gambling harm policy at Northern Beaches
26 September, 2018

Alliance welcome passage of Victoria's new online gambling tax
21 September, 2018

Last week of Vic Parliament - get on with point of consumption tax legislation
18 September, 2018

Liberals should say no to Roger Corbett as Abbott's electorate chair
12 September, 2018 

Woolworths special dividend propped up by pokies
20 August, 2018

Alliance welcomes Crown pokies disclosure
9 August, 2018

Time for Woolies to exit rogue pokies division
6 August, 2018

A Friday afternoon Crown special - and plenty of missed opportunities
3 August, 2018

Biggest jump in Vic pokies losses for a decade – time for new legislation
27 July, 2018

Victorian Mayors unite to launch Alliance pokies policy on steps of Parliament
24 July, 2018

Alliance welcomes Collingwood pokies divestment
17 July, 2018

Victoria quietly transfers 414 clubs pokies to the pubs
17 July, 2018

Pokies losses soaring in Victoria, NSW and Queensland
22 June, 2018

18 May, 2018

Lib-Lab duopoly capitulate to Clubs NSW and lock in world record pokies harm
15 March, 2018 

Alliance calls for Woolworths to quit AHA amidst misleading SA campaign
11 March, 2018 

NSW reveals weak pokies "reform" as industry capture continues
6 March, 2018

Time for Woolies board to take control of ALH, exit pokies industry
28 February, 2018

James Packer and Crown fail the pokies transparency test
22 February, 2018

Tim Costello takes on the pro-pokies Tassie shock jock as pokies debate heats up
21 February, 2018 

Alliance calls for Woolworths to overhaul ALH board, behave more responsibly with pokies
16 February, 2018

Loopholes galore in TV ad ban as WA, SA and NT kids given less protection
8 February, 2018 

Alliance calls for ban on gambling donations after latest shocking data release
1 February, 2018

Landmark Whittlesea victory in VCAT over Woolies at Commercial Hotel
22 December, 2017

Alliance lauds brave Tasmanian Labor pokies policy
13 December 2017

Record gambling losses - time for NSW to step up with reforms
5 December 2017

Victorian Government ploughs ahead with disastrous pokies license renewal
30 November 2017 

Congratulations to Northern Beaches for strong anti-pokies position
29 November 2017

Alliance calls for Government and opposition to delay upper house debate
27 November 2017

Alliance sends strong message at Woolworths AGM
23 November 2017 

Melbourne Cup day release - time for tougher advertising restrictions
7 November 2017

Pokies bill passes lower house, Alliance launches Northcote campaign
5 November 2017 

Alliance launches alternative Victorian pokies plan, calls for upper house inquiry
21 September 2017

As politicians fail to act, time to put the pokies on trial in court
11 September 2017

Pokies deliver record 10% of Woolworths profit
25 August 2017

NSW pokies losses soar by $400 million, clubs still doing most damage
22 August 2017

Another $2.61 billion down the drain at 502 Victorian pokies venues
28 July 2017

LIA submission: Alliance calls for sweeping NSW pokies reform
11 July 2017

Victorian Government fails community by entrenching pokies
7 July 2017

NSW Budget reveals pokies losses set to soar
20 June 2017

AFL pay deal will entrench pokies dependency
20 June 2017

Gambling ad ban must not be watered down 
4 May 2017