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Less Than Even DVD

order our "Less than Even" DVD, "Against The Odds" Youth & Gambling CD-ROM or "Women and Gambling" Information Kit.

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Problem Gambling: A Self Help Guide for professionals

Download a free copy of our latest resource - Problem Gambling: A Self Help Guide for professionals

Additional self help resources can be found at

http://www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au/HelpForProfessional/DownloadResources.aspx

 

Problem Gambling: A Self Help Guide for families.

Download a free copy of our latest resource - Problem Gambling: A Self Help Guide for families.

Hard copies of this resource can be ordered from Gambling Help NSW

Additional self help resources can be found at

http://www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au/HelpForProfessional/DownloadResources.aspx

 

5 - Step Method Two Day Workshop

An exciting opportunity to attend a training workshop delivered by two experienced problem gambling counsellors Kate Roberts and Barbara Bicego (Kates Roberts Profile, Barbara Bicego Profile).The training will be focused on participants acquiring the skills needed for them to use this method effectively; at the end of training, participants will be able to deliver the 5-Step Method to their patients/clients.

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Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar

The GIS is pleased to be Hosting a Problem Gambling Awareness Seminar on May 21st at Wollongong University -Function Centre, Innovation Campus at FAIRY MEADOW. This is a lead in event for Responsible Gambling Awareness Week which commences the following week.

We have great line up of speakers and this is a good opportunity to catch up on the latest issues related to gambling and problem gambling. We will be launching a range of new Help Guides for community/Health/Welfare professionals, financial counsellors and families as well as relevant information stall will be present. So come along as join us for a great day of presentations, discussion and debate along with some good food and a fantastic beachside location.

Parking is available on campus for about $6, free parking in streets nearby, Fairy Meadow railway stations is within a 5 minute walk .
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT THE MAIN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. You can download a map or the Innovation campus here.

If you would like to attend please see the following documents and complete the registration form or you can register and pay securely online here.

Seminar Program

Seminar Flyer

Registration Form

Senate Hearing

The GIS Executive Officer Kate Roberts attended the last minute Senate hearing for the Social Services and Other Amendments Bill 2013 on Monday evening December 9th 2013. This where the proposal to repeal the Gambling Acts of 2012 have been buried, passed though the Lower House and from Thursday this week we are likely to be in mourning for their demise. A shameful case.

The hearing was fragmented and as it had been called with little notice it was poorly supported. The fact that it was held at the Australian Parliament mean committee Senators were rushing off to the House floor regularly and the meeting was very disjointed as a result.

Kate tried to provide her opening address but ended tabling it due to time pressures and the fact she wanted to ensure other GIS Consumer Voice team members, who also attended, had an opportunity to contribute. Unlike some of her more academic presentations, Kate attempted to capture what consumers have conveyed to her over the past 15 years of working on this issue and express their outrage at this appalling moment in history along with their desire for change. This is a copy of Kate's address which will be tabled in the Hansard report:

 

Gambling Reform - Speech By Kate Roberts

Address to the Public Forum on Gambling
NSW Parliament House, Jubilee Room 28/11/ 07

by Kate Roberts
Chairperson, Gambling Impact Society (NSW) Inc.

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