By Meredith Griffiths, ABC Radio, Tuesday, November 22, 2011 TONY EASTLEY: New research says there are promising signs that problem gamblers could be helped by the drug Naltrexone which is used to treat heroin addicts overseas. Guidelines produced by Monash University say gambling addiction should be treated as a medical condition.
By James Massola, The Australian, Nov 21 Clubs Australia will launch a new industry plan to tackle problem gambling as part of its bid to scuttle proposed mandatory pre-commitment technology on poker machines.
By Taryn Davis, Quest Newspapers Taxpayers will fork out $1500 each in tax to fund the installation of mandatory pre-commitment technology on pokie machines by 2014, according to ClubsAustralia. But a spokesman for Community Services Minister Jenny Macklin disputed the figure, saying there was “a lot of misinformation in the community about the costs of […]
Clubs Australia says the considered position of the Federal Coalition on gambling reform, and their commitment to evidence based policy is a welcome change to that of the closed door, deal making that resulted in the Government’s support for mandatory pre-commitment.