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Pints, punts ’n peers

About the survey
The ‘Pints, punts ‘n peers’ survey aims to understand the relationship between alcohol consumption and sports betting (including race betting). We hope that our findings will provide helpful information for young people, their families, policy makers, and support services. 

How you can help 
You are eligible to take part in this online survey if you: 

  • Are aged between 18 and 35; 
  • Live in Australia; and, 
  • Have bet on sports (including racing) in the past 12 months. 

This is a short, confidential survey that will ask you about: 

  • Your sports betting (including race betting) behaviours;
  • Your drinking behaviours and/or use of other drugs; 
  • Your other gambling behaviours; and,
  • Your general health and wellbeing. 

The survey should take about 15 minutes. Your time is valuable. To thank people for their time, we will award $200 gift vouchers to five randomly selected participants who provide their contact details at the end of the survey. These vouchers will be allocated in early 2019.

Participating in this survey is completely voluntary and you may choose to stop participating at any time. To withdraw from the survey, click on the ‘Exit and clear survey’ button at any time. You can also just close the browser window, but this will keep any responses you have already given.  

Your privacy 
Survey responses are confidential and anonymous and your privacy is really important to us. If you choose to provide contact details to go in the voucher draw or participate in a follow up interview, your contact information will be kept in a separate password-protected database to maintain your confidentiality. This personal information will not be shared with anyone else and will be securely deleted once the draw and/or follow up interviews are completed.

The survey data will be stored securely for a minimum of seven years in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research guidelines. All files will be stored either in a locked filing cabinet or on the password-protected server at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Only members of the research team will have access to them. 

Funding and ethics 
The Australian Gambling Research Centre at the Australian Institute of Family Studies is funding and conducting the study. The study has received ethics approval from the Australian Institute of Family Studies Human Research Ethics Committee (2018/04). If you would like to make a complaint about this research, please contact the Australian Institute of Family Studies' Ethics Secretariat via telephone (03) 9214 7888 or email ethics-secretariat@aifs.gov.au

Contact for further information 
If you would like further information about the project, please contact the Principal Researcher Dr Rebecca Jenkinson on 1800 184 140 or pints-punts@aifs.gov.au

The results of the Pints, punts ‘n peers project will be accessible via the Australian Institute of Family Studies website at the completion of the project. When we report the results, we will only ever use anonymous, summarised group data.

About the Australian Gambling Research Centre

The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) was established under the National Gambling Reform Act 2012 at the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). AIFS is an independent statutory authority established by the Commonwealth Government in 1980 to undertake research into families and their wellbeing in Australia. The AGRC aims to provide high-quality, evidence-based publications and resources to increase the capacity and capability of policy-makers, researchers and professionals working in the area of gambling. More detailed information can be obtained from our websites: www.aifs.gov.au/agrc and www.aifs.gov.au.

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