Edition #19: June 2020
Across four virtual events, Foundation staff and guests were entertained by comedians and singers, challenged by calls to action from Aboriginal partner organisations, and inspired by both messages of hope and passionate calls for social justice.
At age 18 Kevin Chan began a new life as a student in Australia, but he didn’t want to leave his friends in Hong Kong behind. When staying in regular contact with them on gaming platforms caused him to disconnect from his Melbourne life, however, he knew he needed to change.
Growing up in China, Joey Li always tried to protect her younger sister from the truth about their parents’ arguments – their father was gambling and borrowing money to pay off debts. Meanwhile their mother tried to stay positive and keep her daughters’ dreams alive.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease up and the NRL and AFL seasons restart, Dr Alex Russell shares his concerns about vulnerable bettors being swamped by sports betting advertising. He warns that when wagering operators offer inducements, there’s always a catch.