This report provides a detailed exploration of gambling in Indigenous communities in Bundjalung Country, New South Wales and Gulf, Eyre and Rainforest Regions in north Queensland.

The report was completed by Helen Breen, Nerilee Hing and Ashley Gordon of Southern Cross University, and was funded through one of two a GRA grants for projects on Indigenous gambling.

The research aimed to

  • Examine Indigenous gambling behaviour, consequences, risk and protective factors, and potential interventions in several Indigenous communities in New South Wales.
  • Compare these to Indigenous gambling behaviour, consequences, risk and protective factors, and potential interventions in several Indigenous communities in Queensland.
  • Based on these comparisons, refine a conceptual model of different types of Indigenous gambling to better understand Indigenous gambling behaviour.
  • Utilise this model to analyse consequences, risk and protective factors, and potential interventions for each type of Indigenous gambling in order to inform gambling policy development.

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