Nick Xenophon’s proposed bill to ban gambling ads during sports broadcasts in doubt

If you are a parent who was hoping those incessant gambling ads would be banned during sporting broadcasts, and were pinning your hopes on senator Nick Xenophon’s private member’s bill to ban them — well, bad luck.

The bill has been all but killed off by a Senate Estimates Committee, with the Coalition and Labor recommending against the reforms.

Glep 1aThe senator and his NXT party had proposed the ban, as well as the establishment of a national regulator and a national self-exclusion register for people struggling with a gambling habit.

Senator Xenophon’s private bill is separate to the…

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