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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

GIRO Alerts

6 March 2014
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The Gambling Information Resource Office is part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. GIRO alerts are designed to keep you up to date with the latest information including: new developments in research, policy, regulations and laws at local, state and federal government levels, as well as decisions from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the courts. They also list upcoming events concerning gambling.


In this issue:

- Foundation news – new grants open

- New on the GIRO web pages

- Braybrook Hotel appeal


Contact us if you would like to inform others about any events or publications.


Foundation News – new grants open

Prevention of gambling-related harm, local projects, $2.4 million available. Funding for projects to reduce gambling-related harm is being boosted to $2.4 million under the foundation’s new prevention program. The foundation is inviting eligible organisations across Victoria to apply for funding to run local prevention projects. Set to launch on 1 July 2014, the new program will complement the foundation’s existing portfolio of prevention and community education activities.

For further information and to apply, go to www.tenders.vic.gov.au (VRGF 3-14).
Applications close at 5pm, 10 April 2014.

New multi-lingual support services for gamblers: Problem gambling treatment services for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities will be boosted through a new $600 thousand grants program for multi-lingual counselling services from the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The foundation has identified Vietnamese, Chinese and Arabic speaking communities as priority groups for the first phase of the new program, which will run from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015.

For further information and to register your interest, email CALDgrants@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au.
Expressions of Interest must be lodged by 2pm, 3 April 2014.

Grants for gambling research: Applications are now open for round six of the Grants for Gambling Research Program. Researchers are invited to submit project proposals related to the research priority responsible gambling and gambling consumption. The program provides funding of up to $200 thousand over three years for investigator initiated research projects and up to $50 thousand over two years for early career researchers.

For further information and to apply, go to www.tenders.vic.gov.au (VRGF 5-14).
Applications close at 5pm, 3 April 2014.


New on the GIRO web pages

Research support: GIRO has continued publishing themed reading lists. There are new lists on help-seeking and treatment and women and gambling.


Braybrook Hotel appeal

On 31 October 2013, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation refused an application by the Bakers Arms Hotel Pty Ltd to increase the number of pokies operating at the Braybrook Hotel from 31 to 50. The Bakers Arms have appealed to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal against the decision. A date for the hearing has not been set.


Visit GIRO for more…

Don’t forget GIRO is more than just an awesome online resource! Visitors to the office have access to a hard copy and digital library including research which cannot be published on our website for copyright reasons. If you want to visit the office please call or email to make sure we can accommodate you. The office is usually available between 9.30am and 5pm most week days.

Email: giro@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au or Freecall: 1300 260 019.


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Please contact us if you spot an error on our website or in one of our publications. We’re also keen to hear your ideas for more content so let us know if there’s something you would like to see on our pages.

Email: giro@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au





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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Level 6, 14-20 Blackwood Street
North Melbourne, 3051, Victoria.