The harm minimisation impact of third party exclusion schemes and possible future directions for NSW
About the study
This report, by Schottler Consulting, investigated the implementation of a third-party exclusion scheme in response to recommendations from the NSW Legislative Council’s Select Committee on the Impact of Gambling in 2014.
Methods encompassed a literature review, review of Australian and international third-party scheme regulations, stakeholder and family member consultations, and a survey examining possible issues on the design of a third-party scheme.
Findings of the research highlight that while there is support from families for the idea of third-party exclusion, this alone is unlikely to play a significant role in minimising gambling harm to third parties. There is very limited to no use of third-party exclusion schemes in Australia, and data and reports about exclusion via these schemes suggest that the rate of exclusion breaching is likely to be high.
Schottler Consulting (2017) The harm minimisation impact of third party exclusion schemes and possible future directions for NSW, Liquor & Gaming NSW, Sydney.