Please join us on on Monday, 19 October when we will hold the inaugural virtual #CroakeyGO with a focus on the public health impacts of gambling.
The event is sponsored by the Alliance for Gambling Reform and will provide a platform for hearing the stories of people with lived experience of the harms of gambling.
#CroakeyGO is walking journalism – where we bring people together to walk and talk in place, to connect with Country and pay respect to Indigenous knowledges, and to discuss health issues and to produce stories, tweets and other social media content. The itinerary for this virtual walk will be published at Croakey.
Reverend Tim Costello, Chief Advocate of the Alliance for Gambling Reform, said:
Multiple public health issues intersect with gambling harms, yet governments do not view the impacts of gambling through a public health lens.
This is despite Australians suffering the worst gambling losses in the world.
Too many lives are negatively affected by gambling harm. It’s time the spotlight was shone on it as one of the most preventable public health issues, and we look forward to doing so via this CroakeyGO during Gambling Harm Awareness Week.”
Croakey is grateful to the Alliance for the opportunity to adapt #CroakeyGO to the pandemic era as a virtual event.
Follow the discussions on Twitter at #GamblingHarms, and stay tuned for more information at Croakey on how you can participate in the event, share in the virtual walk, and contribute to discussions.
Plus, check out the #GamblingHarms merch at Croakey’s RedBubble site.