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Tackling gambling harm in Australia

Monday 1 May 2023, Adelaide Convention Centre, SA

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Alliance for Gambling Reform (the Alliance) are hosting the Gambling Harm Symposium as a pre-conference event to the Preventive Health Conference 2023 to be held in Adelaide.

The symposium will focus on mounting evidence of gambling related harm internationally.  We are in a unique period of intense focus on gambling with State casino inquiries in VIC, NSW, WA, Qld and SA and growing concerns about the impact of sports gambling advertising, online gambling and continued harmful land-based gambling primarily through poker machines.  The forum aims to highlight the evidence while identifying tangible solutions to a problem that has been largely left to grow out of control through a series of political circumstances and historical decisions. 

Please note: The Gambling Harm Symposium is not open to any person who has a conflict of interest due to financial relationships, direct or indirect, with the alcohol, tobacco, gambling and food industry.

Workshop Advisory Committee

  • Ms Carol Bennett, CEO, Alliance for Gambling Reform (Chair)

  • Mr Terry Slevin, CEO, Public Health Association of Australia

  • MS Rose O'Leary, Policy and Advocacy Lead, Alliance for Gambling Reform

  • Ms Anna Bardsley, Voices for Gambling Reform, Community Builder

  • Mr Tim Costello, Chair of the organising committee and AGR's Chief Advocate

  • Prof Mike Daube, Em Prof Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University

  • Assoc Prof Charles Livingstone, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University


Program & Keynote Speakers





Hosted by:

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Assoc. Prof. Charles Livingstone PhD.

Head of Gambling and Social Determinants Unit, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University

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Ms Anna Bardsley

Advocate for Gambling Reform

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Prof. Mike Daube AO

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences,

Curtin University

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Ms Caterina Giorgi

Chief Executive Officer, Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education

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Rev Tim Costello AO

Chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform

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Ms Shonica Guy

Advocate for Gambling Reform

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Senator David Pocock

Independent Senator for the ACT

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Ms Rebekha Sharkie MP

Member of the Australian House of Representatives

$250 symposium registration when registering for the conference as well
Please register for both events separately. Conference registration here.



Registration - NOW OPEN

The event is of a Hybrid format, this means that you have the option of attending the event in person in Adelaide or online via the Virtual Event Portal.

Face-to-Face (F2F) Registration Types and Costs

F2F PHAA & AGR Member Registration



F2F Non-Member Registration



F2F Student Concession Member Registration



F2F Student/Concession Non-Member Registration



Virtual Registration Types and Costs

Virtual PHAA & AGR Member Registration


Virtual Non-Member Registration


Virtual Student Concession Member Registration


Virtual Student/Concession Non-Member Registration


 Please note:​

  • All prices are in AUD and GST inclusive.

  • If you are registering as a full time student, you may be asked to show evidence of your full-time student status. 

  • To be eligible for the member rate you must be a current member of the PHAA.

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