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Samantha L. Thomas

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Journal article

Young people’s awareness of the timing and placement of gambling advertising on traditional and social media platforms: a study of 11–16-year-olds in Australia

This research argues that there is now a clear body of evidence that current regulatory systems for gambling advertising are ineffective, with further restrictions urgently needed across a range of media channels to prevent exposure to promotions that may encourage young people’s interest and involvement...
Journal article

What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children

This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.
Conference paper

Consuming children: An analysis of Australian press coverage of the claims and counterclaims of advocacy and industry groups in relation to a proposed ban on 'junk food' advertising

Evidence of rising rates of overweight and obesity in Australia has generated considerable discussion about potential policy responses and solutions. In relation to childhood obesity, one suggestion that has been put forward is to ban or restrict junk food advertising to children. Debate about the...