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Regulating social problems: the pokies, the Productivity Commission and an Aboriginal Community

Brady, Margaret

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Australia has 21 per cent of the world’s electronic gaming machines—more commonly known as poker machines. Deregulation of the industry has expanded the availability of gaming machines to an extent unprecedented in the western world. As a result there are estimated to be approximately 300,000 problem gamblers in Australia, an unknown number of whom are Indigenous Australians. This discussion paper documents the first successful Aboriginal use of regulation in order to prevent the installation...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/43165

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