ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Maximising the Benefits of the Community Contributions Scheme

Publication date: 
August 2018

Joint submission by the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance (CGRA) (Anglicare, ACT Council of Social Service, ACT Shelter, the Public Health Association, Health Care Consumers of the ACT, Belconnen Community Service and Uniting).

In this submission, the Canberra Gambling Reform Alliance calls for improvements in distribution of community contributions derived from poker machine profits. It is imperative that the government acts to redesign the scheme in a way that is fit-for-purpose and ensures the emphasis is on independence, preventing gambling harm where possible, mitigating harm and strengthening communities.