Spoof KidBet ad mocks sports betting advertising (theage.com.au)
9 Oct 2013
A mock betting advertisement features in a new campaign drawing attention to
the increased exposure of teenagers and other young people to gambling
advertisements on television.
Should kids bet on the Cup? (thepunch.com.au) Is the Melbourne Cup a source of excitement for
children or is it an obstacle for parents who wish to ensure their children
do not grow up to become gambling addicts?
Melbourne Cup: Should you really be celebrating? (hcamag.com)
From the perspective of employers, it needs to be remembered
that Melbourne Cup workplace activities have the potential to lower
productivity and to be offensive to some employees. For example, employees
can be opposed to the Cup on the basis of:
- family and religious values
- animal rights considerations, and
- the general association with gambling and alcohol
The ugly side of the Melbourne Cup (news.com.au) Many race horses suffer injuries and many are not euthanased at the earliest
opportunity when they should be. And what happens to the horses when they
are retired from racing? Animal rights activists and Racing Victoria give
The dark side of the Melbourne Cup (johnkaye.org.au)
In this speech presented in the NSW Legislative Council,
Greens politician John Kaye argues that the Melbourne Cup perpetuates:
- the social harms caused by gambling, and
- the exploitation of horses, with "appalling animal welfare outcomes".