News and media releases: harm prevention
The Foundation’s CEO, Shane Lucas, agreed to a Q&A session on the recent inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm, drawing attention to how closely the 31 recommendations reflect the Foundation’s expert advice on preventing and reducing gambling harm.
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has awarded $400,000 to the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA) for projects that will aim to prevent and reduce incarceration rates related to gambling harm.
Catherine Simmonds, the artistic director of Three sides of the coin, was awarded the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to the performing arts in the January 2020 honours list.
The Andrews Labor Government is preventing gambling harm across Victoria through state-wide grants for 14 community-based, not-for-profit organisations. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today attended a Gambling Harm Awareness Week workshop in Bendigo and announced $2 million in grant funding.
Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz has announced the expansion of the Libraries After Dark program, which gives vulnerable Victorians access to six additional libraries for evening activities. Dandenong, Springvale, Sebastopol and Moe were the successful funding recipients for the next stage of the Libraries After Dark project. Werribee Plaza and Bairnsdale will both receive funding from 2020.
Young people are encouraged to spend more time with their family and friends, delete smartphone betting apps and avoid gambling clickbait as part of Bethany Community Support’s new project, ‘A Young Person’s Message’, launched in April as part of Youth Week.
Listening to the stories of Aboriginal people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities is important to reducing gambling harm.
Victoria’s inaugural Gambling Harm Awareness Week (8–14 October) was today launched by the former Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, at an event that showcased innovative community approaches to tackling gambling harm.
A diverse range of experts is meeting in Geelong over the next three days to participate in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s biennial Gambling Harm Conference, which this year focuses on the theme of Taking action for change.
Young Victorians, Aboriginal communities and culturally and linguistically diverse groups are the focus of five new projects awarded funding under the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria program.
In this edition Louise discusses: The Foundation's research agenda 2018-2022, funding opportunities for early career researchers, public awareness campaign The 100 Day Challenge, Reclink Community Cup, Love The Game Round, prevention programs, The Foundation’s third biennial conference, Gambling harm: Taking action for change.
Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz launched a library of videos, forming part of suite of new resources aimed at reducing gambling-related harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities at a Refugee Week event in Hoppers Crossing today. Developed by the Horn of Africa Communities Network (HACN), the videos form part of their 'Emerging Communities Responsible Gambling Program' designed to help new migrant communities understand the risks associated with gambling, overcome the stigma related to gambling harm and encourage people to seek advice and support.
A new major study examining the impact gambling has on the health outcomes of Victorians has been announced by Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz.
In this edition Louise discusses: our prevention partnership program, grants for regional and rural Victoria, CALD prevention grants, Reclink Australia, Mallee District Aboriginal Services, Anglicare Victoria's financial literacy programs, The Foundation's normalisation awareness campaign 'The Talk', Love The Game.
Grants totalling $250,000 are available for gambling harm prevention projects in regional and rural Victoria. The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, announced the funding today in Bendigo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.