Gambling policy reform
Politics, regulation and social impacts of EGM gambling
Charles is one of Australia’s foremost gambling researchers. He studies the relationship between gambling problems and physical health status and outcomes, the structural characteristics of electronic gambling machines (EGMs) and the politics and regulation of EGM gambling.
He is a regular and outspoken contributor to the public debate on gambling, particularly with respect to the social impact of electronic gambling machines, and has undertaken numerous consultancies for state and federal departments.
Charles Livingstone's Articles
Regulatory failure in gambling runs deep, and is a major political problem.
From 'no pokies' to 'some pokies'
Nick Xenophon has backed away from the “no pokies” policy that characterised his earlier approach to gambling reform.
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.
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.
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.
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.