Welcome reprieve for Problem Gambling Foundation
Welcome reprieve for world-leading Problem Gambling
The Public Service Association (PSA)
welcomes the announcement that funding for the Problem
Gambling Foundation has been extended until February
The PSA represents staff working at the Problem
Gambling Foundation across New Zealand.
PSA National Secretary, said “This funding extension means
the Judicial Review into the proposed cut can take place
before it is too late.”
“Problem Gambling Foundation
staff do world-leading work, and it would be a devastating
blow if they lost their jobs due to a funding process that
appears flawed at best.
“While treatment is crucial,
only prevention and education will see a long term fall in
the need for problem gambling services.
“It is a concern
that considerable professional experience and knowledge may
be lost if former PGF staff are not able to continue working
in this area.
“We hope the Ministry of Health takes
advantage of this extra time to ensure this crucial voice
for problem gamblers is not lost,” said Richard
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