The relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women

Current project

This national project investigates the nature of the relationship between gambling and domestic violence.

Summary

AIFS is partnering with Central Queensland University, Relationships Australia (Qld, NSW, SA), Women's Health in the North (WHIN), Crossroads, and Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service to conduct this project – funded by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) – examining the relationship between gambling and domestic violence. The project is being led by Professor Nerilee Hing at CQUniversity. 

Background and aims

While a consistent link between problem gambling and domestic violence has been shown in previous research, relatively little is known about the nature of this relationship. To address this gap in knowledge, this study uses a qualitative approach to examine the relationship between gambling and domestic violence against women. Further information about this project can be found on the ANROWS website

 

 

AIFS gratefully acknowledges the financial and other support it received from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) towards this research and, through it, the Australian Government and Australian state and territory governments. The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and cannot be attributed to ANROWS or to the Australian Government, or any Australian state or territory government