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Public Forum on Gambling

Thursday May 23rd at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Gambling Harm: Impacts Across Culturally Diverse Communities

BRMC invites all members to join us for an informative discussion as our presenters look at gambling through the lens of culture, vulnerability and human rights. Our panellists will also discuss some of the prevention programs being undertaken locally to tackle gambling-related harm.

When: Thursday 23rd May, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly St, Ballarat

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller and human rights advocate. An award-winning author, some of Zable’s best-known books include Jewels and ashes, Café Scheherazade, the Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, and recently, The Fighter. With a doctorate from the School of Creative Arts, Melbourne University, Zable is an engaging lecturer, speaker and workshop facilitator, and has extensive experience working with refugees and immigrants, the homeless people experiencing gambling-related harm, and other vulnerable members of society. This presentation provides inspiration on empowering the vulnerable.

Tanika James will give a local perspective on the harms of gambling. Tanika is the Gamblers’ Help Community Educator and Venue Support Worker at Child and Family Services Ballarat Inc. (CAFS)

Following Tanika James, our Special Guest will share their lived experience.

We will conclude with an open Community Discussion and light supper.

Enquiries to Teresa or Deruka at BRMC on 03 5383 0613 or email teresa@brmc.org.au

Please RSVP to teresa@brmc.org.au

This forum is a joint initiative of Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC), Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV), Child and Family Services (CAFS). The forum is supported by the Victorian Government.


BRMC – Barkly Square
25-39 Barkly St
Ballarat, Victoria 3350 Australia
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03 5383 0613