Interview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash uni

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period26 Oct 2017

Media coverage


Media coverage

  • TitleInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash uni
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletABC Illawarra
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size6 mins 4 secs
    DescriptionInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Senior Lecturer, Monash University about gambling. Livingstone says he advised the Gillard Government on gambling problems. Livingstone says The NSW poker machine industry fought the reforms on gambling they tried to propose back in the Gillard Government and other Labor and Liberal politicians . Livingstone says ClubsNSW exercised enormous influence for the Gillard Government not pursue gambling reforms. He says the gambling industry has a big influence on public policy like alcohol and tobacco. He says studies in Vic and New Zealand has shown gambling, alcohol and tobacco can cause health related harms. He says the dangers from gambling is very serious. Rheinberger says Woolworths has been criticised for putting gambling machines in low socioeconomic areas. He says gambling takes away money from other sectors of the economy. Livingstone says $590m per year go to gambling in Fairfield, Sydney. He talks about the various factors why some people in low socioeconomic areas are more prone to use poker machines. [cont]
    Producer/AuthorNick Rheinberger
    PersonsCharles Livingstone