Awareness and prevention
Information and resources
As part of its role the Responsible Gambling Advocacy Centre (RGAC) made submissions to local, state and federal government as well as to Commonwealth Parliamentary Inquiries. RGAC submissions were based on research and consultation and were concerned with minimising harm from problem gambling and promoting responsible gambling.
RGAC discussion papers are listed below in reverse chronological order, most recent first.
The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) undertook a review of the operation of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001.
The Commonwealth Parliament's Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform's Inquiry into the Interactive Gambling and Broadcasting Amendment (Online Transactions and Other Measures) Bill 2011 is complete.
The Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform has completed the inquiry into interactive and online gambling and gambling advertising.
To help inform the implementation of the Victorian Government's pre-commitment policy, a discussion paper was released for public comment on 4 November 2011. The paper sought comments from community, industry and other interested stakeholders.
In 2010 the Victorian Government called for public submissions on a consultation paper around pre-commitment for gaming machines.
The Joint Select Committee on Gambling Reform undertook an inquiry into best-practice pre-commitment.
The Federal Coalition released a Discussion paper in November 2011 that proposed a number of policy options on which community and industry comment was sought.
From March to April 2012 Ballarat City Council sought submissions from the community and stakeholders on a Planning Scheme Amendment to the Ballarat Planning Scheme - Amendment C154 Implementation of the Ballarat Gaming Policy Framework. The amendment implements the Ballarat Gaming Policy Framework (2011) and introduces a Local Gaming Policy.