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Submissions received by the Committee

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1Name Withheld (PDF 84 KB) 
3Mr Rod Pitcher (PDF 150 KB) 
4Mr Frank Fedrick (PDF 32 KB) 
5Stephen Brown (PDF 308 KB) 
6Name Withheld (PDF 61 KB) 
7Mr Gavin Fineff (PDF 142 KB) 
8Name Withheld (PDF 20 KB) 
9Name Withheld (PDF 83 KB) 
10The Australia Institute (PDF 294 KB)  Attachment 1 (PDF 943 KB)  Attachment 2 (PDF 1037 KB) 
11Carole Flood, Margaret Bourke, Susan Chessell, Mary Constable, Elspeth Humphries, Beth Peedom, Jan Pryor, Jane Smyth, Marie Wood (PDF 3131 KB) 
12Mr Aaron Smith (PDF 119 KB) 
13Name Withheld (PDF 39 KB) 
14Shannon Hall (PDF 45 KB) 
15Gamblock Pty Ltd (PDF 167 KB) 
16Name Withheld (PDF 22 KB) 
17Mr Shaun McDonough (PDF 41 KB) 
18Name Withheld (PDF 69 KB) 
19Mr Ric Bierbaum (PDF 47 KB) 
20Name Withheld (PDF 48 KB) 

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About this inquiry

The Committee adopted an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on problem gamblers on 15 September 2022, following a referral from the Minister for Social Services, the Hon Amanda Rishworth MP.

On 12 October 2022, the Committee amended the inquiry title and terms of reference to ensure the language of the inquiry is inclusive to support people with lived experience of gambling harm to participate. The Minister supported these changes.

Past Public Hearings

05 Apr 2023: Canberra
04 Apr 2023: Canberra
28 Mar 2023: Canberra


Inquiry Status

Submissions Closed


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