Tackling gambling harm in Australia

Event Details



Event Series External event

Location OnlineIn-person

The Public Health Association of Australia and the Alliance for Gambling Reform are hosting the Gambling Harm Symposium as a pre-conference event to the Preventive Health Conference 2023 to be held in Adelaide.

We are in a unique period of intense focus on gambling, with State casino inquiries in Victoria, NSW, Western Australia, Queensland and South Australia, as well as growing concerns about the impact of sports gambling betting, online gambling and continued harmful land-based gambling primarily through poker machines.

The forum aims to highlight the growing international evidence while identifying solutions to a problem that has been largely left to grow out of control, through a series of political circumstances and historical decisions.

Please note: The Gambling Harm Symposium is not open to any person who has a conflict of interest due to financial relationships, direct or indirect, with the alcohol, gambling and food industry.

Keynote Speakers

  • Assoc. Prof. Charles Livingstone PhD., Head of Gambling and Social Determinants Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University
  • Ms Anna Bardsley, Advocate for Gambling Reform
  • Prof. Mike Daube AO, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
  • Ms Caterina Giorgi, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education
  • Rev Dr Tim Costello AO, Chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform
  • Ms Shonica Guy, Advocate for Gambling Reform
  • Dr John Crozier, Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP, Member of the Australian House of Representatives