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Government consultation on gambling strategy

September 14, 2018 at 1:55 PM

From the NZFVC

The Ministry of Health is seeking public feedback on its Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2019/20 to 2021/22.

The deadline to submit feedback is 21 September 2018.

The Gambling Act 2003 sets out the requirement for a strategy.

The Act requires that the strategy include the following four components:

  • a needs assessment
  • measures to promote public health
  • services to treat and assist problem gamblers and their families and whānau
  • independent scientific research and evaluation.

Every three years the Ministry of Health reviews and updates the strategy. This consultation covers:

  • "the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provides a framework for the activities described below
  • the proposed funding levels for the Ministry, in relation to the gambling harm prevention and minimisation activities described in the strategy
  • the proposed service plan, for the three years from 2019/20 to 2021/22
  • the proposed problem gambling levy rates and weighting options per gambling sector, for the next three years."

The Ministry has produced a consultation document. You can submit feedback by:

For more information about the consultation see the Ministry of Health website.


Click here for more of the NZFVC's coverage of this issue, including the links between gambling and family violence

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