Gambling: is it a health hazard? Occasional Papers New Series Number 2
This second publication in the Occasional Papers New Series, Gambling: Is it a health hazard? was prepared as the Department’s Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Inquiry into Australia’s Gambling Industries.
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- Regulatory Plan 2007-08
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- 2002 Reviews of the National HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C Strategies and Strategic Research
- 2006 Aged Care Homes Survey
This submission largely addresses terms of reference 3(d) the social impacts of the gambling industries; 3(g) the impact of gambling on Commonwealth, state and territory budgets; and 3(h) the adequacy of ABS statistics involving gambling. It concentrates on only a few of the issues raised by the Productivity Commission’s Issues Paper: the definition of gambling; gambling as a health issue and the consequent costs to the Commonwealth; the need for governments to adopt a more active approach to preventing harm from problem gambling; the roles of government in relation to gambling, including hypothecation of gambling revenues to health related programs and projects; and areas for further research.
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