Peer-support involves people who have recovered from gambling addiction, and is a service that health advocates say has been missing for a long time.
“Outcomes from peer services are as good as if not better than conventional services, yet there currently are no funded peer-support positions within gambling harm services,” the document said.
Reported rates of gambling harm are at their lowest levels in 25 years, but the burden of harm attributable to low-risk gambling is significant, at nearly 50 per cent of all gambling harm.
Cabinet also decided to increase the proportion of the gambling levy funded from the money lost by gamblers. Gambling service operators opposed this.