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In this edition Louise discusses: CALD prevention grants, the International Gambling Conference hosted in New Zealand, The Foundation's public awareness campaign 'Harm starts earlier than you think', Communications Legislation Amendment Bill submission, Love The Game.
Amendments to the Gambling Regulation Act 2003 passed by the Victorian Parliament late last year include changes to the amount of money accessible by EFTPOS in hotels and clubs operating pokies and the actions staff are required to take when customers wish to withdraw cash.
In December 2017, the Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee commenced an inquiry on the Communications Legislation Amendment (Online Content Services and Other Measures) Bill 2017.
If you or someone you know has experienced the harm that gambling can cause, you may like to share your personal experiences as a way to help others, reduce stigma and create positive change.
Legislative amendments to commence on 17 February 2018 will ban online wagering providers, such as online bookmakers, from offering credit to Australian punters. This includes offering punters a deferred settlement facility.
On 29 January 2018, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the six months from July to December 2017.
In this edition Louise discusses: gambling harm, prevention, early intervention, support, research program, Gambler's Help, Victorian Population Gambling and Health Study, sports betting, gambling advertising, Commonwealth legislation, prevention grants, awareness campaigns.
A Guide to the Racing Industry in Australia 2016–2017 outlines the key results and statistics from the Australian thoroughbred sector.
On 1 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Kilmore Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Bendigo Club in the City of Greater Bendigo from 44 to 60.
On 31 October and 13 November 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Pakenham Racing Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at Club Officer, in the Shire of Cardinia, from 60 to 80.
Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal affirms VCGLR decision to refuse 40 pokies at Commercial Hotel in South Morang
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will determine an appeal against the recent decision by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to refuse an application to introduce 40 pokies at the Commercial Hotel in South Morang.
A Central Queensland University (CQU) study released in Melbourne today has calculated the cost of gambling harm in Victoria in 2014–15 at $7 billion.
Foundation research will feature heavily at the 27th annual National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) conference in Melbourne this week.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Board was today treated to a special performance by Three Sides of the Coin, a theatre group led by Link Health and Community that uses the lived experience of its members to raise awareness about gambling harm.
On 26 September 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Portarlington Golf Club Inc to increase the number of pokies at the Portarlington Golf Club in the City of Greater Geelong from 55 to 65.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to grassroots culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) organisations for projects that offer assistance in combating harm from gambling in CALD communities.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (23–29 October 2017) provides an opportunity during Victoria’s peak betting season and the lead-up to Spring Racing Carnival to raise awareness of gambling harm and what it means to gamble responsibly.
Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined apprentices from Incolink’s Apprentice Prevention Education Project to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2017 at RMIT University.
On 29 August 2017, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation heard an application from Zagame's Berwick Springs Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies at the Berwick Springs Hotel in the City of Casey from 95 to 105.
I experienced one of the best events football has to offer when I attended the VFL men’s, VFL women’s and TAC Cup Grand Finals at Etihad Stadium over the weekend.