This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia (NAT)
NATIONAL: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has released a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Illegal overseas gambling sites not worth the risks (NSW)
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.
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.
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...