Media Release by Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

Vanstone Welcomes Outcomes of Ministerial Council on Gambling

The Commonwealth’s representative on the Ministerial Council on Gambling, Senator Amanda Vanstone, this afternoon welcomed the outcomes of today’s Ministerial Council on Gambling meeting.

“Gambling is a problem that pervades communities across the whole of Australia and no state is immune from its devastating social implications, ” said Senator Vanstone.

“It is pleasing that the Commonwealth and the States can work together to find solutions to combat problem gambling.

“Both the Commonwealth and the States agree that it is only through a national, co-operative effort that the damage that is inflicted on thousands of people and families can be adequately addressed.

“The Commonwealth is happy to take a leadership role on this issue and looks forward to working cooperatively with the States in the future.”