Pokies, guns and money
The tactics used by the Australian gaming machine lobby are disturbingly similar to those of the NRA in the US.
A poke in the eye
Pokies clubs and other gambling operators have had their charitable contributions exposed by new research.
A high point for arts funding?
More money is being invested in the arts, but per-person funding is down, and the federal government's contribution is exposed, according to cultural think tank A New Approach.
eSports in schools: Let the games begin
Interest is growing in the possible teaching and learning applications of eSports across all areas of the curriculum.
Regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
Falling through the gap
A genuine partnership needs to be established between the government and Aboriginal people to get Closing the Gap targets back on track.
Why the bookies love a grand final
The culmination of the year’s footballing contests gave opportunistic sports betting companies the chance to grow their markets.
A playground for the brain
Innovative treatment approaches to compulsions and addictions are the focus of the new neuroscience research lab, BrainPark.
David Winston Turner Endowment Fund
Using the latest thinking in brain research, BrainPark – The David W. Turner Research Clinic, will empower people with compulsivity disorders to create healthier lives for themselves.
Episode 8: The science of addiction
Monash experts discuss the research that's helping change the way we view and treat different forms of addiction.
Food for thought
Understanding how our brain responds to good and bad food choices could help combat the world's obesity epidemic.
From 'no pokies' to 'some pokies'
Nick Xenophon has backed away from the “no pokies” policy that characterised his earlier approach to gambling reform.
Pokies addict loses case against Crown Melbourne
Bid to force poker machine changes to better reflect winning chances fails in historic court case.
Pokies ban would help Tasmania's gamblers
Disadvantage predicts the extent of poker machine losses far more in the Apple Isle than in other Australian states and territories.
Pokies, we have a problem
Poker machines are doing great harm, but the gaming industry's deep pockets means it's an issue that's unlikely to be solved any time soon.
The challenges for China
The Chinese government will use its consolidated power to try to rein in some of the biggest problems facing its economy in 2018.
How to teach your kids to think more critically about money
Good financial decision making is about more than avoiding debt or having a budget, it's about critically analysing your options
How China is clamping down on corruption
Chinese President Xi Jinping has launched a number of measures against corruption.
What lies behind China's clampdown on foreign casinos
The first front is the incursion of foreign casinos into China itself – most notably into the Chinese territory of Macau. Macau has its own separate legal system, so while gambling is officially illegal on the mainland, where only two official...
China's market lesson will be one of wealth transfer
The recent collapse in the Chinese share market was preceded by a boom – a boom that was, in turn, fuelled by relaxed restrictions on margin lending, and a growth in the shadow banking sector. Both served as inducements for Chinese retail...
Alice De Jonge
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Professor (Research), Turner Institute For the Brain and Mental Health
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Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Head, Servier Drug Discovery Program
Professor, Addiction Studies and Services; Director, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre
Associate Professor & ARC DECRA Fellow, Centre for Health Economics
Associate Professor, Law Research Services
NHMRC Career Development Fellow, Senior Research Fellow & Psychologist
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education
Professor (Research), Psychology
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health
Senior Research Fellow, Psychology
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Senior Lecturer, Law Resources
Professor, Surgery Alfred Hospital
Associate Professor, Physiology Biomedicine Discovery Institute
Professor, Faculty of Education