Edition #9: Gambling in our community

Sunenna Bella Sharma, photo: Paul Jeffers
Sunenna Bella Sharma, photo: Paul Jeffers
Sunenna Bella Sharma, photo: Paul Jeffers

My advice is to take a stand, speak up and seek help

Sunenna moved from Fiji to Australia to be with the ‘man of her dreams’. But after four months of marriage, her life started to unravel. Sharing her story to let others know they’re not alone has also helped her move on from her sorrow.

An action shot showing two batsmen, a bowler and an umpire at a cricket match
An action shot showing two batsmen, a bowler and an umpire at a cricket match

As pure as cricket can get

As frenemies, cricket and gambling go back a long way, but online sports betting has the potential to take the connection to a whole new level. Gideon Haigh dissects the relationship between gambling and the game he loves.

Four men standing smiling on a city balcony with skyscrapers and construction work behind them
Four men standing smiling on a city balcony with skyscrapers and construction work behind them

Helping young gamblers help themselves

Young men are particularly susceptible to gambling harm. With 95 per cent of building and construction workers being male, industry body Incolink is in a prime position to help young apprentices understand the risks.

Two women and a man standing in front of building with an Epping RSL sign
Two women and a man standing in front of building with an Epping RSL sign

Keeping it responsible at Epping RSL

Stuart Barton helps venues with pokies provide safer gambling environments for their customers. The team at Epping RSL makes his job easy.

Five young boys in green and gold cricket gear sitting laughing at a table with a woman and her young daughter
Five young boys in green and gold cricket gear sitting laughing at a table with a woman and her young daughter

A year of collaboration and much more to come

Our 2016–17 annual report and 2017–18 strategic plan reflect how vital partnerships are to addressing gambling harm as a public health issue.