Edition #13: February 2019

Ann Smith, photo: Paul Jeffers
Ann Smith, photo: Paul Jeffers
Ann Smith, photo: Paul Jeffers

Clearing the fog of gambling addiction

After nearly 30 years of a destructive pokies addiction, Ann has drawn the line, with support from her family and a group of ‘lovely, caring’ people to whom she’s bared her soul, but never met.

Photo of a middle-aged man leaning against a brick wall, smiling, a sunlit city alley behind him
Photo of a middle-aged man leaning against a brick wall, smiling, a sunlit city alley behind him

It's time to stand up to gambling harm

After years of addiction, Peter is an expert on the havoc gambling can wreak, including on relationships, health and career. He’s now on a committee advising the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation on how to reduce gambling harm.

Photo of Chinese New Year decorations including three brightly coloured and lit cartoon pigs
Photo of Chinese New Year decorations including three brightly coloured and lit cartoon pigs

Chinese New Year brings a fresh start

Luck plays big part in Chinese culture, especially at Chinese New Year, when revellers gamble to ensure a lucky year ahead rather than to win money. We talk to two organisations working to help Victoria’s Chinese communities avoid gambling harm in the Year of the Pig.

Photo of a woman's hand holding a white megaphone against a pink background
Photo of a woman's hand holding a white megaphone against a pink background

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