The relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women
The study found that some service providers, as well as the community, lack awareness about the link between gambling and intimate partner violence. In terms of service delivery, screening and integrated service responses for both gambling problems and intimate partner violence were found to be limited.
The study further found that gambling-related harm (including economic abuse) is enabled by current protocols of gambling operators and financial institutions.
Recommendations for awareness-raising, prevention and improved service delivery are included in the report.
Professor Nerilee Hing, Central Queensland University
Dr Catherine O’Mullan, Central Queensland University
Dr Elaine Nuske, Southern Cross University
Dr Helen Breen, Southern Cross University
Lydia Mainey, Central Queensland University
Professor Annabel Taylor, Central Queensland University
Dr Andrew Frost, Central Queensland University
Nancy Greer, Central Queensland University
Dr Rebecca Jenkinson, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Uma Jatkar, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Julie Deblaquiere, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Dr Angela Rintoul, Australian Gambling Research Centre
Dr Anna Thomas, RMIT University
Erika Langham, Central Queensland University
Professor Alun Jackson, University of Melbourne
Vijay Rawat, Central Queensland University
Dr Jamie Lee, Relationships Australia SA
Alisha Heidenreich, Relationships Australia SA
Dr Jemima Petch, Relationships Australia QLD
Aditi Lohan, Relationships Australia QLD
Dr Jen Hamer, Relationships Australia NSW
Fiona Loaney, Relationships Australia ACT
Felicity Hamilton, Relationships Australia ACT
Sandra Morris, Women’s Health in the North Inc. VIC
Blanca Ramos, Salvation Army Australia Southern Territory Social Work, VIC
Amanda Lee-Ross, Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service, QLD
Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2017 core grant round.