Edition #18: February 2020

Fred Rubinstein, photo: Paul Jeffers
Fred Rubinstein, photo: Paul Jeffers
Fred Rubinstein, photo: Paul Jeffers

Winning big

With a ‘semi-professional’ dad, Fred knew about the highs and lows of gambling. But it took stealing from his mum and her threat to call the police for him to open up about his gambling addiction and start chasing healthier wins in life.

Photo of a young woman (standing in back row) with nine girls, all smiling at the camera, dressed in blue, red and yellow football guernseys and shorts on a grassy oval, trees and buildings in the background.
Photo of a young woman (standing in back row) with nine girls, all smiling at the camera, dressed in blue, red and yellow football guernseys and shorts on a grassy oval, trees and buildings in the background.

Footy, friends and fun

When AFL Women’s player Karen Paxman was a girl, playing Aussie rules footy wasn’t an option, but she believes the rise of AFLW is sending a strong message to girls: just go for it, on the field and beyond.

Photo of a middle-aged woman with a brown bob and dark-rimmed glasses, wearing a bright red top and matching lipstick, smiling broadly, a wall of concrete columns directly behind her.
Photo of a middle-aged woman with a brown bob and dark-rimmed glasses, wearing a bright red top and matching lipstick, smiling broadly, a wall of concrete columns directly behind her.

Listening to the storytellers

Professor Anita Heiss will address our Gambling Harm Conference 2020 on the theme of Indigenous storytelling and its complex connection to identity and self-determination.