Independent Member of the Australian Parliament Andrew Wilkie has pledged to fight for new action to tackle problem gambling in the country, working with vocal gaming industry opponent Nick Xenophon to achieve his goals.

Wilkie, a former soldier and intelligence analyst, has served as the Independent Member for Denison since 2010, and has pledged to work alongside Senator Nick Xenophon and Reverend Tim Costello of the Alliance for Gambling Reform “to discuss the need for urgent action on problem gambling in the new parliament.”

Australia’s federal elections, held on July 2nd, have been described as the closest ever, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hanging onto power with a much-reduced majority, after only being confirmed as the winner in recent days.

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