Gambling - ACTCOSS
Social Justice Issue


Gambling is a high cost, low return activity for the ACT community and across Australia more broadly. Gambling can cause serious harms for individuals, families and communities and can include financial harm, relationship disruption, emotional or psychological distress, worsening health and reduced work or study performance. ACTCOSS advocates for harm reduction policy, investment and reform in relation to gambling.

ACTCOSS partners with CGRA to call on political parties to take strong action to reduce gambling harm in the Canberra community.

ACTCOSS Position Statement on Gambling

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20 December 2023 Learn more

ACT government needs to step up its response to gambling harm

The non-profit community sector plays an essential role in helping people and families affected by gambling harms to rebuild their lives. Harms from gambling add to the workload of a wide range of services provided by the community sector. The community sector is stretched to the breaking point by these gambling harms.  To the ACT […]

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29 April 2022 Learn more
Media release

ACTCOSS welcomes new moves to reduce harm from gambling

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has welcomed a significant step by the ACT Government towards reducing gambling harm by in the Canberra community. This follows today’s release by ACT Greens Leader and Attorney General Shane Rattenbury MLA of a discussion paper outlining the proposed changes to reduce harm from gambling for community consultation. […]

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