Gambling

QCOSS recognises problem gambling is a serious public health issue in Queensland. We advocate for a socially responsible gambling policy to government and the business sector. QCOSS is also an active member of the Responsible Gambling Advisory Committee (RGAC) that gives voice to the concerns of the sector on this issue.

Policy Paper Responsible Gambling
Published: Nov 2009
QCOSS policy position paper regarding gambling in Queensland outlining the implications of problem gambling for disadvantaged Queenslanders and our recommendations for action and reform.
Media Release Gambling industry should heed public opinion
Published: Apr 2011
The gambling industry would do well to listen to the voice of Australians when it comes to giving gamblers the option to set a pre-commitment amount prior to using poker machines.
Submission December 2009: Joint Council of Social Service submission to the Productivity Commission on the draft Report on Gambling.
Published: Dec 2009
The Councils of Social Service across Australia submission in relation to the Productivity Commission Draft Report on Gambling October 2009. The submission provides comment based on the effect the Commission‟s recommendations will have on our constituents and provides joint COSS recommendations that detail additional areas of need.
Submission Qld Community Sector Members submission to the Productivity Commission’s Gambling Issues Paper 2009
Published: Dec 2009
A submission endorsed by organisations from the Queensland community sector in response to the 2009 Productivuty Commission's issues paper. The submission is solutions focused and offers practical, cost effective recommendations for mitigating the social costs of gambling.
Community Sector Position Statement Regarding Queensland’s Responsible Gambling Strategy
Published: Sep 2009
A statement developed by the Queensland community sector outlining their concerns relating to gambling including: 1. ACCESS, 2. THE CODE OF PRACTICE, 3. HARM MINIMISATION, 4. NEW TECHNOLOGIES and 5. RESEARCH & RESOURCING.
Submission July 2008, Queensland Treasury on the Queensland Responsible Gambling Strategy (QRGS)
Published: Jul 2008
QCOSS response to the evaluation of the QRGS discussion paper including recommendations for government to consider the needs of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in developing the enhanced harm minimisation strategy.