Tag Archives: Suicide Prevention Australia

Australia enlists Engine to develop country’s first national exclusion service

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has enlisted Engine, developer of the UK’s GAMSTOP exclusion service, to launch Australia’s first nationwide gambling blocking system. Engine Australia will develop the National Self-Exclusion Register for the ACMA, allowing customers to leverage a single process to self-exclude from all licensed interactive betting operators. Self-exclusion can range from anywhere between three months to …

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GamCare links with Samaritans in suicide-awareness partnership

National gambling support charity GamCare has partnered with suicide prevention group Samaritans, to develop a new range of awareness raising training materials for betting and gaming operators. The training tools will focus on developing awareness of gambling-related suicide and assist betting company staff with enhancing the skills and confidence needed to support at-risk customers. GamCare also emphasised that 11% of …

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Suicide Prevention Australia demands stricter federal controls of online gambling  

Suicide Prevention Australia has submitted its response to the Federal Government’s review of online gambling, stating that “stricter regulation of the gambling sector is required across all Australian states”.  Canberra’s Government has commissioned a ‘Senate Standing Committee’ to review and draft new federal amendments to update Australia’s ‘Interactive Gambling Act’ of 2001. The committee has agreed that it will propose …

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