New program helps Aboriginal people give gambling the punt

WITH an estimated one in every five Aboriginal people in Australia battling gambling addiction a new program designed to tackle the problem was launched in Orange on Tuesday.

The manager of the Warruwi Gambling Help program Ashley Gordon said it’s important for Orange’s health, housing and welfare sectors to work together to address the problem and look for solutions.

Mr Gordon said the state government funded Warruwi Gambling Help program focuses on around 30 Aboriginal communities a year, with Orange one of the cities it will focus on over the next 12 months.

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