Tag Archives: Andrew Wilkie

FRANCIS MARKHAM & MARTIN YOUNG. When it comes to election campaigns, is the gambling lobby all bark and no bite?

The gambling lobby’s influence in overriding popular opinion and the public interest in Australia is well-known. But is its electoral power exaggerated? A look at this year’s ACT election suggests that perhaps the gambling industry is less influential than it … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Vested Interests | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on FRANCIS MARKHAM & MARTIN YOUNG. When it comes to election campaigns, is the gambling lobby all bark and no bite?

CHARLES LIVINGSTONE. Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo.

“Responsible gambling”, like “responsible drinking”, is a clever-sounding way of deflecting attention away from the product.  

Posted in Economy, Politics, Vested Interests | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CHARLES LIVINGSTONE. Gambling industry finds plenty of political guns for hire to defend the status quo.