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Australia’s gambling policy: Motivations, implications and options
Bostock, WW (2005) Australia’s gambling policy: Motivations, implications and options. Journal of Gambling Issues, 13 (March). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1494-5185
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The paper will discuss current gambling policy in Australia. The attraction of the use of gambling as a method of “painless taxation” is recognised, but its potentiality for damaging individuals and society will be considered. Five policy options are identified. Much evidence will be drawn from the 3-volume report Australia's Gambling Industries, and there will be an evaluation of the Australian Interactive Gambling Act, 2001. The assessment of the least damaging form of gambling policy when all aspects of gambling are taken into account, is the ultimate aim of this paper.
|Keywords:||gambling, problem gambling, gambling policy, Australia, other countries|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Gambling Issues|
|Page Range:||pp. 1-14|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.4309/jgi.2005.13.4|
Copyright © 2005 The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
|Date Deposited:||21 Apr 2011 05:25|
|Last Modified:||21 Apr 2011 05:25|
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