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Vic gambling harm reforms applauded – But action still lagging on critical mandatory pre-commitment system

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The proposed changes outlined in the VRGF Repeal and Advisory Councils Bill 2024 before the Victorian parliament have been welcomed by The Alliance for Gambling Reform. The Alliance for Gambling Reform, CEO Carol Bennett said the proposal to disband the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) being debated in the Victorian parliament this week were a … Continued

AFL must do more than ‘virtue signalling’ on gender-based violence

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The AFL is acting hypocritically in taking a minute’s silence at all its games this weekend to highlight gender-based violence while still taking millions of dollars from gambling agencies – when gambling is known to make domestic violence more frequent and more severe. “A minute’s silence is an important gesture, but when it is squeezed … Continued

Predatory gambling ads must be part of nation’s online safety regime

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The Federal Government must urgently act to close a loophole that excludes predatory online gambling advertising targeting children from being included in the nation’s basic online safety code. Under current definitions the nation’s Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) gambling advertising is not included among online harms such as hate speech, cyber-bullying and child sexual exploitation. … Continued

Crown reprieve must be ‘last chance saloon’ – Bolstered regulation and big fines have helped protect casino consumers and reduce gambling harm

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The operators of Melbourne’s Crown Casino are now ‘on notice’ that there must not be any further breach of its licence, after it received another reprieve by the State’s casino regulator. The chief executive of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, Carol Bennett, said Crown should make no mistake that it is ‘the last chance saloon’ … Continued

Reducing stigma: A guide for talking about gambling harm

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FOR THE ATTENTION OF EDITORS AND JOURNALISTS I write to inform you that the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has released a new resource to help media avoid stigmatising language in news and feature items about gambling harm. Gambling has become more topical in recent years. Several public inquiries into casino practices, a federal parliamentary inquiry … Continued