Submissions

Submission to ASTRA's consultation on provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling and betting commercials in its code of practice

On 22 December 2017 the foundation made a submission to the Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) on the provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling commercials. These provisions are intended to meet the Federal government requirement restricting gambling advertising during live sport. The restrictions are due to commence in March 2018.

Read the foundation's submission (PDF - 671.6 KB).

Submission to Commercial Radio Australia's consultation on provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling and betting commercials in its code of practice

On 15 December 2017 the foundation made a submission to Commercial Radio Australia on the provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling commercials. These provisions are intended to meet the Federal government requirement restricting gambling advertising during live sport. The restrictions are due to commence in March 2018.

Read the foundation's submission (PDF - 791.4 KB)

Submission to Free TV Australia's consultation on gambling provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling and betting commercials in its code of practice

On 15 December 2017 the foundation made a submission to Free TV Australia on the provisions relating to the broadcast of gambling commercials. These provisions are intended to meet the Federal government requirement restricting gambling advertising during live sport. The restrictions are due to commence in March 2018.

Read the foundation's submission (PDF - 661.4 KB)

Response on AANA Wagering Advertising code

On 18 December 2015 the foundation has made a response to the Australian Association of National Advertiser's discussion paper on the development of a Wagering Advertising and Marketing Communication code.

The proposed Code would provide a robust self-regulation framework for advertising and marketing communication for licensed providers of wagering services.

Read the foundation's response (PDF - 401.5 KB)

Read the AANAs Discussion paper.

Submission to the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering

The Federal government has undertaken a review of illegal offshore wagering to investigate methods to strengthen enforcement of the Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (Cth).

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation made a submission to the inquiry on 16 November 2015.

Download the foundation's submission (PDF - 846.7 KB)

Read the Terms of Reference for the review.

Submission to the Royal Commission on Family Violence

The Royal Commission into Family Violence sought written submissions on issues relating to its terms of reference from anyone affected by family violence.

In its submission, the foundation provided information and arguments based on first-hand accounts and research that confirms the association between family violence and problem gambling. It must be strongly stressed that this association does not confirm any causal relationships between the two. It is clear however, from international studies and emerging evidence in Australian studies, that there is a higher than usual presence of problem gambling in families where violence is present.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation made a submission to the inquiry on 29 May 2015.

Download the foundation's submission (PDF - 107 KB)

Submission to the Inquiry into the Advertising and Promotion of Gambling Services in Sport

The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee has released its report into advertising and the promotion of gambling services in sport.

The foundation's submission to the inquiry is referenced a number of times in the report. In particular, the report highlights concerns raised by the foundation about children under 11 having difficulty distinguishing the differences between advertising and program content.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation made a submission to the inquiry on 4 March 2013.

Download the foundation's submission (PDF - 231.6 KB)

Download the full report (PDF - 1102.3 KB)

Submission to the Inquiry into the Social and Economic Costs of Problem Gambling

The Victorian Competition & Efficiency Commission (VCEC) undertook an inquiry into the social and economic costs of problem gambling services in 2012.

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation made a submission to the inquiry and supplied other information to the Commission to assist them.

Download the foundation's submission (PDF - 90.3 KB)

On 14 December 2012, the Commission presented to the Treasurer its final report Counting the Cost: Inquiry into the Costs of Problem Gambling. Copies of the final report will be made available on the Commission's website once the Treasurer has released it.

Find out more about the Inquiry at the VCEC website