Enough is Enough - A Community Performance about Gambling Harm - Register your Interest
- Are you interested in community drama?
- Do you have a personal story you would like to share?
- Do you want to empower others and make a difference?
- Do you want to advocate for gambling reform?
- If you answered YES to any of these questions then this project is for you!
We are seeking interested community members to be a part of a community performance to highlight the issue of gambling harm in our community. Council has engaged local playwright Kieran Carroll who will write, direct and produce a play.
City of Kingston is concerned about the level of harm caused by gambling through our municipality and is calling on the Victorian Government to enact reforms that reduce gambling harm.
- The total cost of gambling to the Victorian community in 2014–2015 was $7 billion with the greatest portion of costs not being through direct financial losses but through family and relationship problems and emotional and psychological issues, including distress, depression, suicide and violence.
- Research has found that 70.1% of Victorians gamble, with 17.8% (550,000 people) of these people experiencing harm from their gambling. In addition, 2.8% of people experience harm as a result of someone else's gambling (122,500 people).
The objectives of this performance are to destigmatise the issue of gambling and gambling harm, challenge perceptions around blame, responsibility, choice, addiction and power; and prompt a call to action to address the issue.
There will be two performances held at a local venue in Chelsea and another at Shirley Burke Theatre in June/July of 2021.
If you require any further information please contact Paul Owen, Community Development Officer, Social Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
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