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Australian Accountants to Help Problem Gamblers

14 October 2004

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian Associated Press: "Victorian accountants have been recruited to help fight problem gambling.

"The joint initiative between practising accountants' society CPA Australia and the Victorian Government to raise awareness in the workplace about problem gambling, was launched in Melbourne today.

"CPA Australia's Victorian president, Alan Bliss, estimated one in eight Victorian workers would benefit from the scheme.

"…Under the plan, accountants would identify employees or clients who had a gambling problem and direct them to areas where they could get help

"…The initiative follows a survey of Victorian accountants in March, that found two-thirds of them were keen to support anti-gambling programs in the workplace…"

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