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Keep up-to-date with news on our activities, events and our wins, as we work together to put pokies in their place.

Sophia’s speech in NSW Parliament
Aged 11, Sophia knew what she would do if she was Premier for the day – ban all pokies. Watch Sophia’s speech for the 2022 Bear Pit Speaking Competition, where she was runner up.
Gambling reform launch at Parliament House
Wesley Mission, faith groups and civil society organisations launched our policy reform platform, calling for leaders to ‘Put pokies in their place’. The campaign calls upon the NSW Parliament to implement meaningful reforms to prevent and reduce gambling harm.

Media releases

Shoot and share – it’s a sign of the times

Wesley Mission welcomes BetStop and urges Govts to Not Stop there

Wesley Mission welcomes the government’s invitation to sit on the Independent Panel for Cashless Gaming Trial

Calls for urgent amendments to the Gaming Machines Act to prioritise the reduction of rampant gambling harm

Regulators forced to show full hand likely to reveal even more money laundering through pokies

Other media

The Sydney Morning Herald has been running a series of stories about the gambling industry in NSW, gambling harm and gambling reform. You can find them grouped here Topic | Gambling | The Sydney Morning Herald (

‘Tone deaf’: MPs call for University of Sydney to return gambling research money

The Federal Government’s ‘BetStop’ register officially launches today

Pressure mounts on Minns for gambling royal commission

NSW Premier Chris Minns says gaming regulator tipping-off clubs of compliance checks should be investigated

Gambling regulator withheld documents from money laundering inquiry

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