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

08 May 2020

Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has released a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia.

08 May 2020

Racing set to resume in Tasmania (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry get back on its feet.  Racing will re-start in Tasmania on 13 June.  

06 May 2020

Selected TAB agencies to provide limited transaction services (WA)

The WA government has announced that, from May 1, 2020, a number of TAB outlets will open as 'Deposit + Withdrawal Centres' for limited hours, to provide customers who prefer to transact in cash access to their accounts.

04 May 2020

New data reveals 94% of NSW hotel and pub workers have been stood down or terminated due to COVID-19 (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Figures released for the first time by AHA NSW show that of approximately 75,000 hotel and pub workers employed pre-crisis – a total of 94% or approximately 70,452 have been stood down or terminated. 

03 May 2020

More Support For Much-Loved Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Government has announced further support to help much loved pubs, clubs and restaurants survive the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rebound strongly on the other side of the crisis.

26 April 2020

New App to help slow spread of Coronavirus (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Government has launched the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, an important public health initiative to help keep you, your family and your community safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.

20 April 2020

Supporting Hospitality and Community Clubs (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  The Territory Labor Government is providing community clubs, pubs, hotels and casinos who support thousands of Territory jobs with taxation relief to support their businesses through the COVID-19 shut down.

17 April 2020

Knowing the risks of online gambling: essential during pandemic shutdown (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The temporary closure of a range of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many Victorians who are required to stay at home for an extended period will be looking to fill a void in their lives.  The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation anticipates an increase in...

16 April 2020

Betting over S&P/ASX 200 index highlights failures in controls (NAT)

NATIONAL:  ASIC intervened when the betting agency Sportsbet began offering bets over the S&P/ASX 200 Index following concerns that the bets constituted a financial product that Sportsbet was not licensed to offer. The product was consequently withdrawn. 

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