Charles Livingstone

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Charles Livingstone is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. His principal research interests are in gambling as a public health issue, social theory of gambling, ethics of gambling research and reform of gambling regulation.

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12 Mar 2018

Based on per captia spending, Australians are the world’s most prolific gamblers. In 2017, Australians lost nearly $24 billion to gambling, more than half of which was poured into pokie machines at pubs and clubs across the country.

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7 Feb 2018

This paper estimates the costs of gambling harm to the Tasmanian economy as $341.58 million, more than three times the total gambling tax revenue accrued by the state in 2016-17.

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2017

The purpose of this paper is to provide policy makers, regulators and others with information about key design characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs).


10 Feb 2017

The South Australian government will introduce from July a “point-of-consumption tax” to claw back some of the gambling tax revenue it is seeing disappear over the border.

The new tax is a reasonable response to a growing problem, and probably won’t send bookmakers to...


24 Jun 2016

State governments traditionally regulate gambling in Australia. They tend to work closely with “industry” to promote gambling’s benefits, as they see them.

These benefits include revenue for cash-strapped state treasuries (about $5.75 billion a year, $3.5 billion of it from pokies), glitzy tourist attractions...

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