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

15 April 2020

Victoria Extends State of Emergency until 11 May (VIC)

Victoria has extended the State of Emergency directives to combat COVID-19.  The current stage three restrictions will now remain in place until at least midnight 11 May 2020.

15 April 2020

New Lotteries laws to further support WA community in COVID-19 (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  Premier, Mark McGowan, says new laws to support Lotterywest retailers, players and the community will be introduced into the State Parliament today as part of further State Government measures to buffer the COVID-19 impact and inject more relief funding into the community.

08 April 2020

$130 Billion JobKeeper payment passes the Parliament (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Morrison Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment was passed in Federal Parliament on 8 April 2020. This unprecedented level of financial support will save millions of jobs and keep businesses in business.

07 April 2020

Support for Tasmania's Racing Industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Jane Howlett, Tasmanian Minister for Racing, has announced support for the racing industry today confirming a significant support package for the state’s racing industry of around $2 million per month. 

07 April 2020

Lifeline for local pubs and clubs from CUB and the AHA (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Carlton & United Breweries and the Australian Hotels Association have teamed up to help Australian pubs and clubs survive the coronavirus crisis through the Love of Your Local campaign 

06 April 2020

$50 million in tax relief for Queensland pubs and clubs (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  The Palaszczuk Government has announced extra tax relief worth $50 million for Queensland pubs and clubs grappling with the effects of coronavirus.

02 April 2020

Racing to cease in Tasmania (TAS)

TASMANIA:  On 2 April the Tasmanian Government made the tough decision to cease all racing in the State from this point forward.

01 April 2020

Latest NSW gaming machine data released (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Liquor & Gaming NSW has issued its latest gaming machine data updates as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to transparency on gambling activity in local communities. The data reports can be viewed on their website.

01 April 2020

Pubs, clubs and Adelaide Oval benefit from Government's Jobs Rescue Package (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  SA's pubs and clubs, the casino and the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority (SMA) are amongst the first organisations to benefit immediately from funding provided under the Marshall Liberal Government's $650m Jobs Rescue Package.

30 March 2020

Covid-19 - A message from GCUK to online gambling operators (UK)

Neil McArthur from the Gambling Commission UK has outlined the Commission's expectations during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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