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Brimbank retains pokies loss title

Brimbank has again topped the state for money lost to gaming machines. A whopping $72,619,432.51 was funnelled into machines across Brimbank over the first half...

New terms for gaming venues

Brimbank council is proposing a radical lease agreement with a major sporting club to help curb gambling losses crippling the municipality. According to a council...

Brimbank gambling losses top the state once again

More money was lost on gaming machines in Brimbank in the past financial year than anywhere else in Victoria. Latest data from the Victorian Commission...

Brimbank in Canberra call

Brimbank council has had its voice heard on a national stage. Councillors travelled to the nation’s capital last month to attend the Australian Local Government...

Parents level up on links between gaming and gambling

Keilor Downs Secondary College is taking part in a Victorian-first program alerting parents to the links between gaming and gambling. The school is one of...

Council wants gambling input

Brimbank council wants feedback on its soon-to-be-finalised policy on electronic gambling. The policy sets out objectives, principles and statements for how the council will manage...

Brimbank ramps up pokies fight

By Ewen McRae ...

Brimbank ramps up pokies fight

Brimbank council’s fight against the harm caused by pokies is continuing with a draft policy aimed at reducing gambling losses. Brimbank has long held the...

Anti-gambling campaign gathers momentum

Brimbank council has kicked off Victoria’s inaugural ‘Gambling Harm Awareness Week’ with an interactive community forum. The forum featured experts and community leaders who held...

Pokies ‘health crisis’

Brimbank continues to top the state for pokies losses. Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation data shows that pokies venues in Brimbank took more...

Games, betting link concerns

Brimbank councillors, concerned about gambling creeping into online gaming, are calling for research into the area. Cr Virginia Tachos raised the issue at last week’s...

Council query on pokies code

Brimbank council is seeking confirmation that parts of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Code of Conduct are working effectively. Cr John Hedditch tabled a motion at...

Council slams pokies legislation

Brimbank mayor Margaret Giudice says the Victorian government’s decision to extended licences for poker machine operators has condemned Brimbank to decades of losses it...

Brimbank’s pokies cash back call

Brimbank council plans to lobby the premier and treasurer to ask for more poker machine tax returns. The council has also claimed that recent state...

Mayor slams pokies restrictions

Recently imposed restrictions on Victorian poker machine venues will do little to ease Brimbank’s gambling problem, according to mayor John Hedditch. Last month the state...

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Have your say on Brimbank carer support plan

Brimbank residents can have their say on council's carer support plan until Friday, September 9. Council said the plan has been developed to acknowledge the...