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A new book tells a detailed story of how policy decisions about pokies are actually made. AAP/Mick Tsikas

How one family used pokies and politics to extract a fortune from Tasmanians

In Tasmania, a changing cast of actors has colluded to grant extreme riches to a single family, extracted in large part from the state’s most disadvantaged citizens.
New research has found a link between drinking alcohol mixed with energy drinks and risk-taking behaviour. AdamChandler/Flickr

Schoolies risking health with alcohol and energy drink mix: report

Mixing alcohol with energy drinks is all part of a big night out, according to new research.
Artist’s rendition of a raid on a Chinese gambling house, 1872. National Library of Australia via Trove

Australia has a history of courting the Chinese gambler

Chinese gamblers in Australia were once prosecuted and had to stand up for their rights, now they are sought after by Australian casino owners.
Domestic violence impacts should be considered when regulators make decisions about granting licenses for poker machines. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

Areas with more poker machines have higher rates of domestic violence

The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.

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