CLUBS Australia - which defeated poker machine reforms - has called on state and federal governments to develop and trial a national school-based gambling education program.
In a submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the prevention and treatment of problem gambling, Clubs Australia pushes for the focus of gambling reform to be spread across all aspects of the industry, not just pokies.
It says too often behaviour that leads to problem gambling was ''symptomatic of a fundamental misunderstanding'' of how gambling works.
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''Disclosing information about how a product operates, the cost of play and dispelling common myths can promote informed choice and reduce the chances of problematic gambling behaviours,'' it says.
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