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Final spin for Australia's 'pokies'?
Government plans, proposed by a lone independent MP, to limit slot machine gambling stoke controversy.
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011 09:39

Support for Australia’s Labor government is at a record low, according to a new poll, and the party is under fire from some for controversial gambling reform proposals.

But plans to impose restrictions on gambling with slot machines, known as 'pokies', are mostly the work of a lone independent MP, Andrew Wilkie, on whose support the survival of Julia Gillard's government depends.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

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