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Will Woolworths’ ALH pokies scandal hurt its ‘fresh food’ brand?

Will Woolworths’ ALH pokies scandal hurt its ‘fresh food’ brand?

Shoppers feeling outraged and translating that into concrete actions are two very different things. 

Australia needs a royal commission on the pokies 

Australia needs a royal commission on the pokies 

In the aftermath of the banking royal commission, should we have a royal commission into Australia’s $24 billion-a-year gambling industry?

Canadian gambling giant Stars Group ploughs into Australia

Canadian gambling giant Stars Group ploughs into Australia

As others flee, we now have a new player in Australian betting. What will they mean for our shifting gambling landscape?

Rundle: blitzed in the side bar at Will Hodgman’s monster’s ball

Rundle: blitzed in the side bar at Will Hodgman’s monster’s ball

The Liberal vote started well and crept up remorselessly through the evening. Lambie failed entirely. It was all pretty mundane. But Tasmania has surprised us before. It will again.

Rundle: the rotten heart of the Apple Isle

Rundle: the rotten heart of the Apple Isle

With a hung parliament on the table heading into this week's election in Tasmania -- "the most contradictory polity in the Western world" -- the Liberals are dwarfing their competitors' spending. But what's new?

Mayne: major parties ram through another $70 billion in pokies losses

Mayne: major parties ram through another $70 billion in pokies losses

Extraordinary scene in Victorian Parliament as the pokies lobby had another win.

Mayne: what to expect at tomorrow’s Crown AGM with James Packer

Mayne: what to expect at tomorrow’s Crown AGM with James Packer

What would the detached billionaire say if Mark Robley, the pokies addict featured so dramatically on 7.30 on Monday night, made a surprise appearance?

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

Mayne: inside the pokies trial as judge takes a stroll down to the Crown gaming floor

The opening day attracted a full-scale media press conference before proceedings commenced in court 8G of the Federal Court building.

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

Mayne: 7 current pollies with connections to pokies

Stephen Mayne gives us the rundown on seven current elected representatives with known gambling industry associations or sympathies

Mayne: is the ALP responsible for Australia’s world-record gambling rates?

Mayne: is the ALP responsible for Australia’s world-record gambling rates?

The Australian Labor Party, protector of the battler, is going deeper into the addictive poker machine caper to help fund its Canberra political operations.