Australian capital launches advisory council on gambling harm

The new advisory council will meet tomorrow.
The new advisory council will meet tomorrow.

The Australian Capital Territory has launched a new advisory council on gambling harm.

Australia.- The Australian Capital Territory has launched a new advisory council to inform gambling harm reduction initiatives and build a long-term and sustainable club sector.

Australian Capital Territory Community Clubs Ministerial Advisory Council will include representatives from community clubs, organisations that work to reduce gambling harm, and union stakeholders. It will be chaired by Minister for Gaming Shane Rattenbury.

The advisory council seeks to reduce gaming machine licences to 3,500 and introduce AU$5 (US$3.89) bet limits. It will also run a self-exclusion scheme.

Rattenbury said: “We want to ensure clubs continue to support the community while introducing and strictly enforcing measures to further reduce harm from gaming.”

The advisory council will hold regular meetings, with the first to be held tomorrow (May 26).

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