Kaching! Trailer - Docvumentary on poker machine addiction

How pokies are designed so that the house always wins


They’re rigged, they’re addictive and they’re everywhere. Worst of all, they target the poorest Australians. For the first time, the masterminds behind the machines reveal how they’re programmed for addiction. Called Ka-Ching!, this powerful documentary shows how our governments became the biggest addicts of all.

ABC TV – October 20, 2015 at 9:30pm – 10:30pm
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Prostitution – South Australia should not follow New South Wales

Last week ACL made a submission to the South Australian Parliament’s Select Committee on the Statutes Amendment Bill 2015. Inquiries such as these allow ACL take an active role in policy debate.

See why decriminalising prostitution would be a very bad idea


Reforms needed as Advertising Standards Board warning ignored by another advertiser

The Australian Christian Lobby today called for Honey Birdette’s sexually exploitative shopfront imagery to be removed as promised a week ago. 

See why the ASB are losing community trust


More media objectivity would serve our democracy better

Senator Eric Abetz this week identified a major problem with media bias in Australia.

See how Christian organisations are struggling to get their message out to the media


Leyonhjelm’s euthanasia bill dismisses recent deaths of vulnerable people

Senator David Leyonhjelm’s new bill to allow territories to legislate on euthanasia must be opposed by senators as it cannot be made safe for vulnerable Australians, including treatable depression sufferers.

See how many depression sufferers have taken their own lives at the advice of pro-euthanasia activists


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Another blow to porn culture, Hyatt Hotels cleans up its act

Hyatt Hotels should be congratulated on becoming the latest big chain to remove all on-demand pornography in guests’ rooms worldwide

See how this is a win for women


Turnbull urged not to break marriage plebiscite vow

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull should resist calls to renege on his promise to hold the marriage plebiscite after the election.

See why this would be a serious breach of trust


Reporters should report, not commentate

Senator Eric Abetz has recently critisised the media’s lack of objectivity. He discusses this with ACL managing Director Lyle Shelton in this week’s political spot.

Hear his interview with Lyle


Pokies are fixed to return 10% to the house

Are poker machines really designed to have the same addictive biochemical reaction as cocaine?

Hear the interview