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Submission: Gambling Reform and Domestic and Family Violence

Women’s Safety NSW is pleased to submit a submission on the proposed reforms to gambling laws. Women’s Safety NSW support the reforms, but draw attention to the need to consider the appropriateness and potential repercussions of a family member led-exclusion scheme—which is designed to empower family members, including current and former spouses, to make an application to have a person prohibited from entering or remaining in venues which provide gaming facilities. The submission outlines 6 key recommendations to ensure the wellbeing and safety of women who experiencing domestic and family violence in relation to the laws.