Gambling in Aboriginal communities
Lived experience of gambling harm
Public health, prevention and health promotion
Research and its translation into practice
Working with rural, regional and diverse communities
Geelong, 13–15 August 2018
The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation hosted its third biennial conference from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 August in 2018. More than 400 delegates and speakers converged in the regional Victorian city of Geelong for the event to address the conference theme: Taking Action for Change.
The conference was for practitioners working in the gambling harm prevention and treatment field. All available conference presentations have been added to the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation website.
Dr Simone Rodda
Dr Simone Rodda is Senior Lecturer at University of Auckland in New Zealand (School of Population Health) and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow with Turning Point (Melbourne, Australia) and also an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University.
Born and raised in Ballarat, Belinda is Wotjobaluk with Celtic and Polish heritage. She is chief executive officer at Culture is Life, a recently established not-for-profit organisation committed to cultural strengthening for the prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide.
Dr Catherine Paradis
Dr. Catherine Paradis is a Senior Research and Policy Analyst at the Canadian Center on Substance Abuse where she provides leadership for the implementation and the evaluation of the National Alcohol Strategy.
For all indigenous peoples’ problem gambling is just that, a problem! For Māori, problem gambling undermines our mauri (lifeforce) and our pillars of health namely our, wairua (soul), tinana (body), hinengaro (conscienceness) and whānau (family and links to communities).