This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

05 December 2019

Checking in on online age verification (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold two public hearings for its inquiry into online age verification systems.  The inquiry will explore progress to date, both in the UK and Australia, towards age verification systems and examine opportunities to give...

25 November 2019

National self-exclusion register to help reduce harm from online wagering (NAT)

The Morrison Government will move to legislate an online National Self-Exclusion Register that will allow people to ban themselves from all online wagering sites and apps in one go. 
Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston announced on 24th November 2019, that the Register is a key...

19 November 2019

First two illegal offshore gambling websites blocked (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has taken quick action to block the first two illegal offshore gambling websites under the Federal Government's new website blocking scheme, announced last week.

19 November 2019

New Funding Opportunities for Gambling Research (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  A new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants that help build capability and capacity in gambling research has been launched by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling.

Funded by the Responsible Gambling Fund, this funding aims to...

13 November 2019

Gambling reforms to deliver more money for people at risk (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The SA State Government will inject an additional one million dollars a year into South Australia's Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, to further enhance the mechanisms for support people at risk of gambling related harm.  The Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman MP said that if the reforms...

11 November 2019

Prevention Partnerships Program 2019-2021 (VIC)

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) is funding 14 partnership projects from 2019 to 2021, receiving a combined total of $1.97 million, to help to prevent and reduce gambling harm in communities across Victoria. They include addressing gambling issues in refugee communities in...

11 November 2019

Taking action against illegal offshore gambling websites (NAT)

The Morrison Government is implementing a website blocking scheme to protect Australians from illegal offshore gambling websites. This measure is the third and final component of the online gambling reforms introduced by the Government in response to the O'Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore...

07 November 2019

Leading UK gambling companies sign up to Safer Gambling Commitments

All major UK gambling companies have agreed to five minimum standards to promote safer gambling amongst their customers. The group as part of the Betting and Gaming Council ( have agreed to commit to five core safer gambling practices:
Prevent underage gambling...

04 November 2019

Making the connection between stress & gambling in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (VIC)

Research showing that 32% of Victorians residents experiencing stress from gambling speak a language other than English at home, has prompted the VRGF to translate the that true for you? campaign into a range of languages.

28 October 2019

Latest NSW Gaming Data Released (NSW)

NSW: Liquor and Gaming NSW has issued its latest gaming machine data updates as part of the New South Wales Government's commitment to transparency on gambling activity on local communities.
The data can be viewed on their website. There is also a Gaming Machine Data factsheet.

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