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Uniting Care Australia is concerned about gambling because gambling causes significant harm to many Australians. An unacceptable proportion of people who gamble regularly are gambling more than they can afford, and this causes a range of negative impacts in their lives and the lives of those people close to them.

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In this submission UnitingCare Australia represents the UnitingCare services that provide specialised problem gambling services across Australia, and work closely with people affected by problem gambling in urban, regional, rural and remote communities in programs that deliver emergency relief, financial counselling, prisoner support, mental health, relationship, youth, family support and homelessness services.

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Tuesday, 01 March 2011 09:47

Inquiry into a Pre-commitments Scheme

UnitingCare services provide specialised problem gambling services and also work closely with people affected by problem gambling in urban, regional, rural and remote communities via programs that deliver emergency relief, financial counselling, prisoner support, mental health, relationship, youth, family support and homelessness services. A significant demand for these services is driven by the impacts of problem gambling.

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Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:07

Connecting 11 May 2017

A fortnightly newsletter from National Director Claerwen Little.

To read the issue go here.

Introduction

  • the Federal Budget 2017-18
  • visit from Bill Crews

Aged care update

  • Aged Care Network teleconference
  • establishment of two working groups
  • submissions
  • review of aged care quality regulatory process announced
  • National Office seeking residential aged care specialist

Mapping homelessness services across our national network

UnitingCare Australia welcomes crackdown on television gambling advertising

Queensland's first social impact bond formally launched

Order of Australia medal for former Burnside resident and carer

Uniting Church calls for greater transparency on modern slavery

What welfare blow-out? ACOSS publishes social security snapshot

New video encourages greater inclusion of LGBTI communities in aged care

Recent submissions and media releases

Calendar

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The Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce has welcomed the support of the Australian Greens for the Federal Government’s historic gambling reform legislation, which will be introduced in the House of Representatives today.

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The Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce congratulates the Federal Government on successfully navigating the historic poker machine reform legislation through the Federal Parliament this week.

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Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce chair, Rev Tim Costello said today that $1 maximum bets on poker machines are the next logical step in efforts to curb problem gambling in Australia.

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The Australian Churches Gambling Taskforce commends the South Australian Government for seeking parent and community advice about the extent to which gambling –like behaviour is occurring amongst children, through social media, mobile phone apps and other new technologies.

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UnitingCare Australia is deeply disappointed that the Government and Opposition have joined to wind back much-needed gambling reforms, National Director Lin Hatfield Dodds said.

“The poker machine industry takes money out of the pockets of those who can least afford it and from those who are least able to control it,” Ms Hatfield Dodds said.

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UnitingCare Australia welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Social Services and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2013.

UnitingCara Australia encourages the Inquiry to particularly consider the impact of the Bill on Australia’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

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