Menzies Weekly Seminar - Gambling transitions in the NT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population


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Presenter:  Dr Matthew Stevens

Date: Mar 13, 2018

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies Communications Team
T: 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus - available on WebEx

Target audience:  The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public

Abstract: Non-commercial card gambling in Aboriginal communities in the NT has been a ubiquitous activity for over 60 years. Before the 1970s (self-determination policy) these games were largely seen as unproblematic, though research did identify harms from the card games (e.g. loss of culture, child neglect). Over the 30 years following self-determination policies, Aboriginal people in communities gained increased access to money through welfare payments, art sales, royalties and tax returns, and at the same time there was an expansion of commercial forms of gambling in the NT. Using data from the 2015 NT Gambling Prevalence and Wellbeing Survey this talk will present a comparative analysis of Indigenous and non-Indigenous patterns of gambling. It will also present some preliminary baseline data from another project evaluating a pilot health promotion activity to reduce gambling harm in Aboriginal communities. Are we seeing a gambling transition or does it depend where you look?

Biography: Matt joined Menzies in 2002 he is a public health researcher and statistician. Read more on the website.

  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
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