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Internet Wowsers!!

The Australian Government banned Australian companies from providing online gambling to Australian residents on the internet. The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts at the time was Senator Richard Alston. Apparently in a later interview when asked about the effectiveness of the legislation he said Australians would not go to overseas web sites as the international phone calls would make the cost prohibitive. Not one of our finest hours...