Uniting Communities certified carbon neutral in firsts for SA and Australia

Not-for-profit Uniting Communities has become the first South Australian organisation and the first registered charity in Australia to receive certification under the Federal Government’s Carbon Neutral Program. The certification comes after a five-year commitment from the organisation to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. ‘We committed to our Carbon Neutral program in 2010,’ says Simon Schrapel,… 

Online gambling a growing scourge on society

Around 200 world gambling experts are gathering in Auckland this week, the biggest threat on their minds is now online betting rather than the old bogey, poker machines. Gambling companies are using popular online games to lure young people into new forms of gambling to offset the dwindling popularity of poker machines. Uniting Communities South… 

Media Release: Does the widening of the gap of Aboriginal disadvantage call for a different approach?

10th February 2016  The Australian Prime Minister has today tabled the Federal Government’s eighth Closing the Gap report, which outlines how the Government is tracking with reducing levels of disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. This year’s report again shows that Aboriginal communities are not experiencing an improvement in most… 

Interview: Online sports betting

Online sports betting is growing rapidly around the world with the advent of smartphones. It is especially popular in second and third world countries. Mark Henley is from Uniting Communities in South Australia and he will be talking at the International Gambling Conference about sports betting and in particular consumer protection for sports gambling. He… 

Media Release: Online Gambling Regulator Urgently Needed

SPORT and online gambling are now so intrinsically linked that the integrity of sports is under extreme pressure and the human toll is rising. “In addition to the rapid acceleration of availability of online gambling and the range of ‘events’ to be gambled on, it is estimated that about 90 per cent of online gambling…