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

22 May 2020

NSW Government to open pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants to 50 patrons (NSW)

The NSW Government will allow pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants to have up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict social distancing guidelines from 1 June.

22 May 2020

Older people may be more at risk from gaming addiction (NAT)

A researcher from James Cook University has found teens and young adults are more at risk from computer gaming addiction than children. Dr Peter Chew is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at JCU.

20 May 2020

£10m national gambling education and support programme launched in the UK (UK)

On the 15th May 2020, the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) announced a £10 million education programme to help young people better understand the risks associated with gambling.

20 May 2020

GRNSW lifts all regional travel restrictions (NSW)

Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has today announced that all travel restrictions in place for participants will be lifted from June 1, at which time the regional racing zones put in place due to COVID-19 will cease.

20 May 2020

Government accelerates local jobs and business recovery as indoor dining back on the menu (SA)

South Australians will be able to enjoy an indoor meal with a glass of wine at restaurants and cafes from as early as Friday as the Marshall Liberal Government moves to accelerate local jobs and business recovery.

20 May 2020

Life after racing for Tasmania’s greyhounds (TAS)

Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, says the Tasmanian Government is committed to improving animal welfare across all three codes of the State’s racing industry.

17 May 2020

Restrictions to ease from tomorrow (TAS)

Stage One restrictions will ease from 18 May in Tasmania.  This includes restaurants and cafes in all settings (including in pubs, clubs, hotels and RSLs) to open and seat up to 10 people at a time.

17 May 2020

Victoria Tourism Industry welcomes re-opening of the State's hospitality Industry (VIC)

The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has welcomed  the announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews on the reopening of the state's hospitality industry.

14 May 2020

Hotels Ready for Social Distancing as Dining Areas re-open for up to 10 people (NSW)

NSW Hoteliers have asked the public to please respect social distancing regulations when many venues around NSW re-open their dining areas for up to 10 people at a time from tomorrow.

13 May 2020

Major step towards the resumption of racing in Tasmania (TAS)

Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry bounce back from a very challenging period.

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