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Gambling is one of the most heavily regulated industry sectors in Australian society, yet is a leisure activity enjoyed by many Australians. This subject will provide background to the manner in which it is regulated in Australia, and internationally, and provide guidance on the challenges facing the sector and how it may be regulated in the future. The subject will also address emerging issues affecting the gambling sector, including the impact of new technologies and the globalisation of the industry.
The two lecturers are leaders in the field. Jamie Nettleton is recognised internationally as a leading expert in legal issues relating to the gambling industry and advises all categories of operators within the gambling industry. Professor Rose is an internationally recognised scholar in the area with more than 1,500 published works and as a public speaker, often the keynote speaker on gambling issues.
Principal topics include:
- What is gambling?
- The regulation of the Australian gambling sector
- The policy, business and legal challenges posed to the success of the Australian gambling sector, both within Australia and from international sources
- The best compliance model for the regulation of the sector.
Intended learning outcomes
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
- Have an advanced and integrated understanding of the principles of Australian and international gambling law, including recent developments in this field of law and practice
- Be able to critically examine, analyse, interpret and assess the effectiveness of these legal principles
- Be an engaged participant in debate regarding emerging and contemporary issues in the field, such as the borderless nature of gambling via the internet, integrity controls and problem gambling
- Have a sophisticated appreciation of the factors and processes driving parliamentary revision of the legal and regulatory framework both domestically and internationally
- Have an advanced understanding of situations in which gambling law issues may arise in industry and management practices
- Have a detailed understanding of gambling law issues in an international context
- Have the cognitive and technical skills to generate critical and creative ideas relating to gambling law issues, and to critically evaluate existing legal and regulatory theories, principles and concepts with creativity and autonomy
- Have the cognitive and technical skills to independently examine, research and analyse existing and emerging legal issues relating to gambling
- Have the communication skills to clearly articulate and convey complex information regarding gambling law issues relevant to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- Be able to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgment and responsibility as a practitioner and learner in the field of gambling law.
Last updated: 10 November 2023