The Foundation’s Reducing gambling harm in Victoria: Outcomes framework baseline report 2022 is now available.
It is the first report against our Reducing gambling harm in Victoria: Outcomes framework 2022 and, as such, its purpose is to set a baseline against which future reports will measure progress.
Both the framework and baseline report are underpinned by the Foundation’s purpose: to prevent and reduce gambling harm for all Victorians. The framework outlines outcomes that we, together with our partners and stakeholders, are working towards to:
- reduce the number of Victorians who experience harm from gambling
- reduce the social, health and economic costs of gambling harm in Victoria.
Each outcome reflects the complex range of factors that influence gambling harm, including people’s access to gambling products, exposure to gambling promotions, the uptake of underage gambling and the stigma felt by people who experience gambling harm.
The baseline report draws together reporting data to establish a baseline year of 2021 for most of the measures in the framework. Where earlier data are available, this has been included for context and future reports will consider trends and changes over time and the factors contributing to change.
The baseline report highlights some challenges and areas for continued focus in addressing gambling-related harm, particularly in the gambling environment, as well as attitudes and behaviour. The findings demonstrate the importance of addressing the normalisation of gambling, particularly its effect on young people. They also indicate a need to increase community knowledge and understanding of the risks associated with gambling.
Read more and download the Outcomes framework baseline report 2022.
Learn more about our outcomes framework 2022 in this background document.