Australian poker group slams ‘out of touch’ regulator Casino & games Campaigners claim ACMA has created a new generation of rogue operators Regions: Oceania Australia 8th November 2018 | By contenteditor A leading Australian online poker campaign group has accused the country’s gambling regulator of being “out of touch” and creating a golden era for unregulated sites.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) last week published a report claiming it had forced 33 offshore operators to depart the online gaming market in the year since the introduction of reforms to the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA). In the report it claimed credit for the halving of offshore gambling revenue, outlining a series of steps it had taken to deter operators.However, the Australian Online Poker Alliance says the report is flawed as ACMA bases its success on a list of sites operational in Australia “years ago” and fails to mention that many new offshore operators that have eagerly entered the fray. This is particularly true, they claim, in online poker, which was effectively banned under the terms of the updated IGA.While international operators such as PokerStars and PartyPoker have been forced to depart Australia, AOPA founder Joseph Del Duca believes the new operators are “much worse”. He fears there is now a greater risk of money laundering and terrorism funding and that poker players are being pushed towards “direct contact with questionable people”.“Yes, some grey market sites may have gone, but they have been replaced with different ones,” said Del Duca. “If anything, there are more unregulated poker sites for players to choose from today than there was previously.“During our campaign we have spoken with thousands of Australian poker players. To a person, nobody we have spoken to has stopped playing. They have merely shifted to different sites.“ACMA pulls its numbers from a list of 138 sites that they put together years ago. It does not take into account the multiple new sites that have emerged to target Australians since the Interactive Gambling Amendment Act (IGA) was changed.”The IGA forces all operators to be licensed if they are to offer services in Australia, however online licences are only available for wagering and some lotteries.iGamingBusiness.com understands that major international operators are keen to return to the Australian online market but will only be able to do so when the wording of the IGA is altered to make provision for poker licences.“The AOPA calls on ACMA to stop patting themselves on the back over false truths and to get serious about protecting online poker players,” Del Duca added. “The only way that they can do that is by joining with us to call for the Morrison Government to amend the IGA and to bring safe, regulated, online poker back to Australia.”Image: Lee Davy Tags: Card Rooms and Poker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Poker Email Address
Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bravura Holdings Limited (CMBI.mu) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileBravura Holdings Limited (formerly CMB International) is an investment holding bank situated in Ebene, Mauritius, and invests in Sub-Saharan African markets, with particular attention on Mozambique and Zambia. Whilst the company is a subsidiary of Capital Markets Brokers, the latter is a leading shareholder of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius since its establishment in 1989. The company disseminates its services through its subsidiaries offering financial services, financial advisory, investment banking for businesses and for entities that have focused their investments in financial instruments, including derivatives and equity. Bravura Holdings Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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News UpdatesDraft EIA: Delhi HC Issues Notice In Modification Plea Seeking Direction To Centre To Further Extend The Deadline For Public Comments Karan Tripathi31 Aug 2020 4:38 AMShare This – xDelhi High Court has issued notice in a modification plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further extend the deadline for public comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Policy by the period of 60 days from the date of publishing the said policy in all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution. The Division Bench of Chief…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has issued notice in a modification plea seeking a direction to be issued to the Central Government to further extend the deadline for public comments on Draft Environment Impact Assessment Policy by the period of 60 days from the date of publishing the said policy in all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution. The Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan has issued notice to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, and will next take up the matter on September 23. Filed in a disposed off writ petition titled Vikrant Tongad v. Union of India, the present modification plea states that if the direction to extend the deadline is not issued to the Central Government, the letter and spirit of this court’s order dated 30/06/20 will be defeated. By its order dated June 30, the present court had extended the deadline for submitting public comments on Draft EIA Policy by August 11. The court had also directed the Environment Ministry to translate the draft policy in at least the languages mentioned in the VII Schedule of the Constitution, and make the same available on the website of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, as well as the respective Environment Ministries and State Pollution Control Boards of all respective states within a period of ten days. The said order reads as: ‘…we are of the view that it would be in aid of effective dissemination of the proposed notification if arrangements are made for its translation into other languages as well, at least those mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. Such translation may be undertaken by the Government of India itself, or with the assistance of the respective State Governments, where applicable.’ In order to argue that the directions of the court have not been efficiently complied with by the concerned Ministry, the Petitioner highlighted the following facts: No translations were completed and uploaded within 10 days. This was a clear transgression of the Court’s directive. The MoEF in fact communicated to the State Governments to carry out the translations within 10 days, but not to take further steps (uploading) until specific directions were given by the MoEF The draft EIA Notification 2020 was only made available on the homepage of the main website of the MoEF (http://moef.gov.in/) as recently as 24th August, 2020. Further, the Respondent has even failed to upload the draft EIA Notification, 2020 in the English and Hindi language on the websites of the State Environment Departments and State Pollution Control Boards It is further argued by the Petition that as per the RTI reply received from the concerned Ministry, the draft policy has only been translated in 3 languages as on 30th July 2020, namely Marathi, Oriya and Nepali. Moreover, the Petitioner got to know that it is only recently that the translations have been made in Bengali, Telugu and Konkani. Therefore, it is the case of the Petitioner that the non-compliance of the court’s June 30 order has further hampered the public consultation process. Next Story
Top StoriesPlea In SC Seeks Steps For Improving India’s Deplorable Global Ranking On The Corruption Perception Index Sanya Talwar13 Sep 2020 8:27 AMShare This – xA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states and UTs for setting up an Expert Committee to suggest steps for improving India’s deplorable ranking on the Global Corruption Perception Index.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who has been instrumental in filing many PILs before top court, the plea seeks the constitution of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking directions to the Centre, states and UTs for setting up an Expert Committee to suggest steps for improving India’s deplorable ranking on the Global Corruption Perception Index.Filed on behalf of BJP Leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay who has been instrumental in filing many PILs before top court, the plea seeks the constitution of the committees to look into good practices of those countries that rank several notches higher on the index than India. Thus, the PIL has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India “to examine the best practices of the countries, ranked among top 20 in Corruption Perception Index and accordingly take appropriate steps to weed-out the menace of bribery, black money generation, benami transaction, tax evasion, money laundering, profiteering, grain hoarding, food adulteration, human trafficking, drug trafficking, black marketing, cheating, fraud, forgery, mischief, dishonest misappropriation of property, criminal breach of trust, dishonestly inducing delivery of property, cheating by personation, concealment of property, falsification of accounts, and economic offences including corporate fraud, capital market fraud and forensic fraud and violation of the laws relating to accounting, company, taxation and information technology”The plea states that alternatively, the Court may direct Law Commission of India to examine anti-corruption laws of developed countries & suggest steps to weed-out corruption, black money generation, benami transactions & money laundering, and to improve India’s ranking in Corruption Perception Index.Upadhyay highlights that the injury caused to people is extremely large because corruption is an insidious plague, having a wide range of corrosive effects on the country.”It undermines democracy and rule of law, leads to violations of human rights, distorts markets, erodes the quality of life and allows organised crime like separatism, terrorism, naxalism, radicalism, gambling, smuggling, kidnapping, money laundering and extortion and other threats to human security to flourish” – Excerpt of PleaFurther, the plea brings to the fore, the distress that corruption has caused in the country, especially to the underprivileged sections of the society and that it is the duty of the state to take steps to weed-out corruption and black money generation.”It is inimical to fostering of excellence and has adverse impact on EWS-BPL families. Due to massive corruption, even after 73 years of independence, 50% population is in distress leading hand-to-mouth existence and large segments not knowing where next meal is coming from, with abominable health standards and primary education levels,” Upadhyay claims.Apropos this, the petitioner urges the court to pass directions so that the rule of law guaranteed under the Constitution can be secured. He adds that Centre and States are not taking appropriate and enough steps to weed out the menace of corruption.”….it is duty of the State to take steps to weed-out corruption and black money generation. Stern steps must be taken to reaffirm the rule of law, improve transparency and warn looters that betrayal of public trust will no longer be tolerated,” says Upadhyay in his plea before top court.The public interest litigant has also states that the root cause of 50% problems of India is corruption, which, he contends can’t be weeded-out without tax reform, police reform, judicial reform, democratic reform, administrative reform and education reform. He adds that many eminent commissions and committees including Law Commission, Election Commission and Venkatchaliah Commission have given more than 500 suggestions in this regard but Centre and States are not interested to implement them.Emphasising that Preamble is not a mere flourish of words, but is an ideal setup for practices and observances as matter of law through constitutional mechanism, the Petitioner outlines that its purpose is to clarify who has made the Constitution, what is its source, what is ultimate sanction behind it; what is the nature of polity, which is sought to be established and what are its goals and objectives. “The one common object is to promote well-being of the society as a whole. It is impossible to achieve the great golden goals of Preamble without curbing corruption, the greatest menace to democracy-development,” the plea avers.Click Here To Download PetitionNext Story