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Centrelink to Play Key Role in Problem Gambling Program

27 July 2004

AUSTRALIA – As reported by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation: "The Federal Opposition wants Centrelink to take a key role in helping those who cannot control their gambling.

"The proposal is part of Labor's national approach to problem gambling, announced by leader Mark Latham in Adelaide today.

"…He says a Labor government would introduce new measures to limit gamblers' access to cash, including a ban on credit card cash advances in gaming venues.

"Centrelink would prepare family income protection plans for problem gamblers, allowing funds to be put under the control of family members…"

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