Gambling-related harm in Northern Australia: A Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based spatiotemporal analysis of venue catchments. [ 2009 - 2012 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr M Young; Dr BJ Doran; Mr DS Lamb; Dr DC Marshall

Brief description There is growing national concern about the impact of electronic gaming (poker) machines yet little is known about the effects of this gambling in rural and remote areas of Australia. We will develop a database to define the geographic distribution of gambling impacts, the nature of high-risk venues, and the characteristics, both spatial and social, of vulnerable communities. This will enable the design of much needed harm minimisation strategies and will provide regulatory bodies with insights into the capacity of local communities to absorb the impact of electronic gaming machine venues.

Funding Amount $150,000

Funding Scheme Linkage Projects

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