Last year, Tasmanians lost $200 million “playing” on poker machines. Can we afford to spend this much money on gambling? Where did this money come from and where did it go? Does gambling affect me?
Anglicare researcher Margie Law will provide research, service and policy analysis of gambling in Tasmania. She will talk about the effect that gambling has on individuals, their families and their local communities and identify barriers to effective consumer protection.
Margie has worked as a Research and Policy Officer in Anglicare’s Social Action and Research Centre since 2003. Her work covers a number of different topic areas including gambling, Anglicare’s relationship with the Aboriginal community of Tasmania, the cost of living and housing and homelessness. Anglicare’s research can be found at www.anglicare-tas.org.au