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4 August 2017

Chair and Trustees sought for the Responsible Gambling Fund

The NSW Government has begun the recruitment process for the appointment of a new Chair and additional Trustees for the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund. The Fund plays a key role in advising the NSW Government on the allocation of funds for initiatives and programs that promote responsible gambling and help reduce harms associated with problem gambling.

The RGF supports programs and initiatives, as part of a coherent strategic approach that supports responsible gambling and prevents and minimises the risk of problem gambling related harm in the community, including through:

  • a comprehensive research agenda to provide thought leadership and better inform the development of innovative responsible gambling policy, initiatives and regulatory approaches and evaluate RGF program effectiveness
  • community education to support informed gambling choices, responsible gambling behaviours, and resilient communities as well as raise awareness of the indicators of excessive gambling and associated harms and de-stigmatise and promote problem gambling treatment
  • intervention through provision of support and counselling services including encouraging early access though increased online and self-help tools as well as support & counselling services as part of a stepped and integrated care model
  • supporting Liquor & Gaming NSW policy development and regulatory oversight and enforcement of responsible gambling obligations and practices.

Applications are being sought from highly skilled and qualified candidates with experience in areas including responsible gambling practices, gambling and problem gambling research, the gambling industry, public health and social services, financial management and corporate governance.

The Fund is established by the Casino Control Act 1992 (NSW) and draws its income from a levy applied to the casino operator in NSW. Trustees are supported in their functions by Liquor & Gaming NSW within the Department of Industry.

Applications closed COB Friday 1 September 2017.