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    Bull
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    Election

    Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:48 pm

    So I see that all of the gambling powerbrokers are putting 90% of their donations into Tony Abbot.

    I really hate the backstabber, but I think I'm going to go with Gillard come September...
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    BriM
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    RE: Election

    Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:08 am

    Bull (6/02/2013)So I see that all of the gambling powerbrokers are putting 90% of their donations into Tony Abbot.

    I really hate the backstabber, but I think I'm going to go with Gillard come September...
    C'mon Bull! Was there ever even a choice?
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    Bull
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    RE: Election

    Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:20 am

    It's pathetic. The government is making money off the disadvantaged and those with a mental illness.

    How the hell is this morally possible?

    After the events of 2009 I have no faith in Australian politics. There's a backstabber in charge and the only suitable alternative is someone being heavily backed by gambling syndicates.

    So pissed off right now!
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    Stephen M
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    RE: Election

    Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:50 pm

    Yes it's clear that neither of the major parties are willing to take a stand on gambling as a social issue.

    Unfortunately this leaves those of us affected by gambling problems to deal with the damage. It's so unfair and infuriating.

    The smaller parties and independents have had little influence. Julia Gillard was willing to do a 180 on the promise she made to Andrew Wilkie about mandatory pre-committment. Now the Greens have taken a stand and removed their support from Labor but I don't know how much good they can do about problems with the gambling industry.

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