Consultation closed on Friday 7 September 2012.
The Ministry of Health is seeking written submissions on its Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm 2013/14 to 2015/16 consultation document. The consultation document includes a draft three-year service plan, proposed problem gambling levy rates for the period, and a needs assessment.
The draft service plan is the integrated problem gambling strategy for the period. It describes the intervention services, public health services, research and evaluation that the Ministry intends to purchase to prevent and minimise gambling harm over the period.
The main gambling operators (non-casino gaming machine societies, the casinos, the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and the New Zealand Racing Board) reimburse the government for the costs in the service plan. The consultation document sets out proposed problem gambling levy rates to achieve this.
The needs assessment brings together a range of information to describe the impact of gambling harm in terms of population need. It underpins the proposals in the service plan.
The service plan will progress the high-level goals outlined in the Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year strategic plan 2010/11––2015/16.