Fair Game? Why Karl Bitar Lobbying for Crown Is Undemocratic
The Conversation, 2011
2 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2019
Date Written: May 26, 2011
The former National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, Karl Bitar, has been appointed Head of Government Affairs for Crown Ltd, operators of Melbourne’s Crown Casino and Perth’s Burswood.
It’s a crucial time for the gambling industry, as independent MP Andrew Wilkie holds the government to ransom on issue of pokie machines. Mr Wilkie is demanding legislation to be introduced which will require gamblers to set a limit on the amount of money they’re prepared to lose before they start playing the machines.
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