Interview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash University

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Period26 Jul 2017

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  • TitleInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash University
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Radio Melbourne
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size8 mins 11 secs
    CountryAustralia
    Date26/07/17
    DescriptionInterview with Dr Charles Livingstone, Monash University. Epstein says that the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation knocked back the request of the Noble Park Football Social Park of 20 more poker machines. He says the reason is due to research that established a correlation between domestic violence and gambling. He asks if it is new. Livingstone says that the research was published 12 months ago. He says that there was a connection but the research used gambling machine data and density in relation to domestic violence incidents. He says the ANU research discovered a strong relationship between gambling and domestic violence. He says the rejection by the VCGLR is a big step forward. He says that they have been an industry-friendly body where they give a good go to applicants who want poker machines. He says it is helpful when people in decision-making positions could see the effects of the decisions the body will make. He says Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation published a report that the harms of gambling are up to the scale of the harms of alcohol. He says VCAT may overturn the decision of the Commission.
    Producer/AuthorRafael Epstein
    URLn/a
    PersonsCharles Livingstone