Submissions - Alliance for Gambling Reform


Submissions by the Alliance for Gambling Reform to Decision-Making Bodies

Open letter to Premier Daniel Andrews, from Victorian Councils re: opening hours

An open letter to ask Premier Andrews, Gambling Minister Melissa Horne, Treasurer Tim Pallas, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Mental Health Martin Foley, Minister for Prevention of Family Violence Gabrielle Williams, and Minister for Small Business Jaala Pulford.
The letter is calling for changes to opening hours of businesses with gaming facilities in Victoria, in an effort to prevent gambling harm.
Signed by mayors of the following 13 Councils: Maribyrnong, Banyule, City of Monash, City of Darebin, City of Kingston, Brimbank Council, Wyndham City, City of Greater Dandenong, Moreland Council, the City of Whittlesea, Frankston Council, Knox City Council, and Mitchell Shire. 

Open letter to NSW Gladys Berejiklian, regarding concerns about the continued operation of gaming rooms in Sydney during the COVID-19 pandemic

A letter to ask the NSW Premier to express our shared concerns regarding the continued use of gaming rooms in NSW during COVID-19. Co-signed by Joanna Quilty, CEO NCOSS; Rev Keith V Garner AM, CEO/Superintendent Wesley Mission; Billie Sankovic, CEO Western Sydney Community Forum; and Rev Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, Alliance for Gambling Reform.

Alliance for Gambling Reform submission to the NSW draft Liquor Amendment (24-hour economy) Bill
The Alliance's brief submission, requesting that the proposed Cumulative Impact Assessment Framework include gambling densities - poker machines, TAB, Keno outlets etc.

Re: Did the NSW CHO have all necessary information to restart poker machines?
An open letter from Tim Costello to NSW MPs asking if it the Chief Medical Officer had all of the available medical information to make an informed decision regarding switching poker machines back on.

Alliance for Gambling Reform submission to the parliamentary inquiry into homelessness
The Alliance's submission to the Victorian Legislative Council Legal and Social Issues Committee into homelessness in Victoria. 

Open letter to NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian about reopening clubs & pubs but keeping pokies closed

A letter to ask the NSW Premier to ask her to reconsider the role of poker machines in NSW post COVID-19.

Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs
The Alliance's submission on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into age verfication for online wagering and online pornography

Submission to the Customer Loyalty Schemes review
The Alliance's submission on the draft report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's (ACCC) Customer Loyalty Schemes review.

Joint submission on spending caps: vital reform for achieving a fairer democracy
The Human Rights Law Centre, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania together with 9 other civil society organisations urging that caps be imposed on the amount of money candidates, political parties, political campaigners and third parties can spend in the lead up to and during Federal elections.

ACCC Submission
The Alliance's submission to the Government’s consultation on the final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry.

Submission on the NSW Gaming Machine Regulation review
The Alliance's recommendations for extensive improvements which could be made to the Regulation, with a particular focus on removing the phrase "problem gambler", and prioritizing the reduction of gambling harm.

Submission on the Royal Commission into Victoria's Mental Health System
The Alliance's recommendations for the Royal Commission, highlighting the link between mental ill-health and gambling harm and the need for systemic reforms

Submission on the draft Brimbank Electronic Gambling Policy 2018
Submission by the Alliance

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Environment & Communications
12 January 2018, Submission by the Alliance, VLGA & Victorian Inter-church Gambling Taskforce 

Letter to Minister Marlene Kairouz regarding pokies in Melbourne CBD
The Alliance's letter to the Minister regarding the absence of a cap on pokies in the CBD

Submission for Action on Alcohol to the Electoral Act Review
Submission by Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania; the Alliance for Gambling Reform; the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education; and the National Alliance

Submission by the Victorian Inter-church taskforce on gambling
Submission into the 5 yearly review of Crown Melbourne licence

Alliance submission to the 2017-18 review of Crown Melbourne license
The Alliance has called for a maximum 20% shareholding to be introduced

NSW Local Impact Assessment submission
2017 submission to NSW process looking at how pokies applications are assessed 


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