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Australians urged to leak secret information on pokies


Three Australian politicians are calling on the public to leak secret information related to the poker machine industry, local media reports.

The “Pokie-Leaks” campaign, supported by Independent MP Andrew Wilkie, Senator Larissa Waters and Nick Xenophon, with support from the Alliance for Gambling Reform will see to it that whistleblowers who come to them with insider information on industry tactics, poker machine design and payments to politicians would be protected.

And information has already started flowing in, according to Australian news outlet, ABC - with Senator Xenophon’s office receiving a USB containing information inside a pokie machine.

"This information needs to be out there in the court of public opinion," Senator Xenophon said. "That's where Pokie-Leaks comes in.”

Pokie-Leaks will be launched in Sydney on Tuesday, September 27.

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