4/05/2020

Local voice part of Reconciliation event


Tiffany sharing gambling insight


MILDURA’S Tiffany Griffin will add her voice to National Reconciliation Week on Friday when she is part of a State-wide online event focusing on the impact of gambling on Aboriginal communities.
Tiffany is Mallee District Aboriginal Services Bringing Them Home and Gambling services team leader and will draw a focus on the findings of new research into how gambling impacts Aboriginal communities.
“Reconciliation Week is all about looking at the issues and challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and how we move forward towards true reconciliation in a more positive way,” Ms Griffin said.
The La Trobe University study “Gambling in Two Regional Australian Aboriginal Communities” hears from 50 Aboriginal people in Mildura and Gippsland who have experienced gambling issues or have been affected by another person’s gambling.
Ms Griffin said participants in the study talked about both the harms and some of the social benefits from gambling.
“For many people, they saw gambling as an opportunity for community gatherings and socialising,” Ms Griffin said.
“But community members also felt gambling addiction was contributing to poverty, depression, family violence, shame and isolation,” she said.
Aboriginal people who participated in the study suggested restrictions to the availability of pokies and internet gambling sites could help limit the harm of gambling.
MDAS Social and Emotional Wellbeing Manager Raelene Stephens said participants also identified culturally appropriate counselling and financial management services as important when managing addiction.

“Being part of this National Reconciliation Week event is a great opportunity for Tiffany to contribute to the discussion about the harm gambling can cause,” Ms Stephens said.
“Hopefully it also prompts some reflection with the community more broadly about the findings, and our future approach to this issue,” she said.
Tiffany will speak about this research as part of Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation event for National Reconciliation Week, which will be held online on Friday May 29 from 2pm to 3.30pm.
The foundation funded the research project, which was undertaken by La Trobe University researcher Sarah MacLean, in partnership with Mallee District Aboriginal Services and the Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Cooperative.
To hear Tiffany’s presentation for National Reconciliation Week, register for Event 2 at this link: https://responsiblegamblingfoundation.createsend.com/campaigns/reports/viewCampaign.aspx?d=j&c=77DA483C4FE22744&ID=0464266CE8CD5C0F2540EF23F30FEDED&temp=False&tx=0&source=Report
The research paper can be accessed at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10899-019-09858-9?wt_mc=Internal.Event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorOnlineFirst


Pictured: Tiffany Griffin and Raelene Stephens

Other News

MDAS CEO announcement
Constitutional Reform Workshops Cancelled
MDAS renewal takes shape
Coloring Competition
MDAS Constitutional Reform
Design our Sunraysia 2021 footy jumper
Reports from our Annual General Meeting
MDAS meetings consider constitution reform
Christmas Message from MDAS
New faces at MDAS Board table
MDAS Board Nominations
MDAS meet and greet with new Community Leadership Group
Call to community from MDAS leadership
Welcome to Acting CEO Jacki Turfrey
Chilly art at Robinvale
Lockdown brings out NAIDOC winner’s artistic side
Letter of Introduction - Jill Gallagher
Save the Date for our AGM - Saturday November 28, 2020
Focus on fresh food collaboration
Community Leadership Group 2020
Young artist winners announced
Our Mob Speaks Update
MDAS innovations supporting community in COVID-19
Service delivery 'COVID-normal' at MDAS
On-the-spot COVID-19 testing to help protect our mobs
Free Meningococcal B Vaccine for Aboriginal children
Art competition to design Aboriginal breast screen shawl
$1000 prizes for Mallee female artists
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey
Touching tribute to the Stolen Generations
A touching tribute for Sorry Day
Listening to Our Mob Speak
Local voice part of Reconciliation event
Statement - CEO resignation
Coronavirus information
Coronavirus - Am I At Risk?
Get painting for Mallee NAIDOC design competition
Good food for hungry tummies!
Swan Hill Art Competition Winners
Award nominations for Swan Hill Youth team
New Aged Care and Disability Services hub open for business
Swan Hill-Kerang Indigenous Art competition
Reward and Recognition
Mallee Tigers take out state title at VACSAL
Mallee Tigers roar towards Indigenous carnival
Victorian First Peoples urged to ‘get enrolled’
Gambling research paper published
Hands-on fun for Aboriginal Children's Day
Menera Farm a hive of activity
Weekly Koori News July 5 & 6
Weekly Koori News June 28 - 29
Koori News June 14-15
MDAS Robinvale office open for business
Trying to get in touch at Kerang?
Make a change! EVOLVE!
Calls to share autism experience
Tick of approval in accreditations
MDAS Mildura celebrates Close the Gap Day
New mums' group reaches new families
Robinvale staff on the move
Bringing cultural knowledge to kinder
MDAS leading the way on better services for elders
Welcome to our new board member
Wearing red for heart health
Kick Start to a heathy 2019
New advertising campaign targets family violence
MDAS Clinician recognised for leadership
HIPPY celebration for happy graduates
Men's healing gives back to the community
New pharmacy service at MDAS
Research calling for input from Koori cancer patients
Talking out the challenges together
Gambling no laughing matter
Spring 2018 Newsletter out now!
Know a Deadly Hero?
Gambling figures prompt Mildura forum
Robinvale Men's Program going strong
Congratulations to our NAIDOC Award winners
Deadly Choices comes to the Mallee
Partnership takes smoke-free message to shoppers

MALLEE DISTRICT ABORIGINAL SERVICES  “Our Vision: Generations of vibrant, healthy and strong Aboriginal communities”
NEWS
1/03/2021

MDAS CEO announcement

Read more

12/02/2021

Constitutional Reform Workshops Cancelled

Read more

11/02/2021

MDAS renewal takes shape

Read more

8/02/2021

Coloring Competition

Read more

1/02/2021

MDAS Constitutional Reform

Read more

JOBS
Mildura

Health Promotions Officer** (Mildura)

View details

Mildura

Aboriginal Health Worker** (Mildura)

View details

Mildura

Mental Health Nurse (Mildura)

View details

Swan Hill

Caseworker - ACSASS** (Swan Hill)

View details

Mildura

Team Leader Koori Women's Diversion Program** (Mildura)

View details

View all current vacancies







MILDURA
120 Madden Avenue Mildura
Phone (03) 5018 4100

SWAN HILL
70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

KERANG
9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

ROBINVALE
77 Perrin St Robinvale
Phone (03) 4013 2000


Interested in*:







MDAS - Quality Innovation Performance Accredited
MDAS - Quality Innovation Performance Accredited