Fifth Study into the Social and Economic Impact of Gambling in Tasmania
As a state, Tasmania needs to come up with more effective solutions to address the harms caused by gambling. This means putting gambling harm, the people it affects, and the inequities it is driven by and creates — rather than the current ‘informed choices’ and ‘support’ — at the heart of Tasmania’s approaches to addressing harms caused by gambling. New Zealand’s Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm, for instance, has as its first object the reduction in gambling harm related inequities between population groups.
To reduce the harms caused by gambling and to permit Tasmanians to participate in decision-making about activities in their communities that prevent and minimise gambling harm, Tasmania needs:
- Stronger harm minimisation measures,
- A stronger role for the SEIS,
- Empowered communities; and
- Better data.