In the News - Australia / New Zealand

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

In the News

Australia/NZ
Centre for Gambling Research identifies new ways to target gambling harm (FED)

NATIONAL: This study, from the Centre for Gambling Research, explores gambling related harm and the public health approach to developing effective treatment strategies and interventions that may assist.  The study is based on interviews with more than 50 people in the ACT about their experiences...

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Revised draft online gambling ad rules released for comment (FED)

NATIONAL:  Amended restrictions aimed at protecting Australian children from gambling promotional content during live sport that is streamed online have been proposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Australia/NZ
State Government moves to protect racing jobs (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has announced it will provide $4.85 million to South Australia's racing industry to protect local jobs and help offset losses incurred as a result of the betting operations tax.

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Families to get intervention rights for problem gamblers (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley says Labor will act when Parliament resumes next month to introduce legislation to allow families to have a family member banned from poker machine venues if they believe they have a serious problem.

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Consultation on Community Contributions Changes (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT community and the club industry will soon have their say about the future of the gaming...

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Tackling gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria (VIC)

VICTORIA: Victoria  is investing almost $250,000 in programs to prevent and reduce gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria.

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Release of discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The WA Department of Treasury has released a discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB. 

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Synthetic lottery and keno ban passes Parliament (NAT)

NATIONAL:  New legislation has passed that will ban the provision of online lottery and keno betting services to Australian consumers.

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Researchers take aim at problem gambling (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Researchers at James Cook University believe they have found ways to minimise problem gambling by focusing on impulsive behaviours.

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Preventing gambling harm in CALD communities (VIC)

Vctorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz has launched the first of a suite of new resources aimed at reducing gambling-related harm in CALD communities at a Refugee Week event in Hoppers Crossing today.

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Increased support for Responsible Gambling Fund (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Initiatives to prevent and reduce problem gambling will be boosted by a $25 million investment in the NSW Budget 2018, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.

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NSW to close online wagering loophole (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will introduce a 10 per cent tax on all wagers placed by NSW residents, regardless of the location of the wagering operator, closing a current loophole in wagering laws.

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New Casino Advisory Panel to ensure transparency (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  A new advisory panel will be established to provide even greater oversight and transparency of decisions about the casino, after new laws passed the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

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More Research Funding to Reduce Gambling Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA: The Victorian Government will provide a further $300,000 in grants for early career researchers to study Victoria's gambling behaviours and ways to reduce harm. Research into emerging gambing markets (e.g.

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Less Pokie Machines and Tackling Gambling Related Harm (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles today announced a package of measures to ensure that Territorians who are experiencing difficulty with their gambling behaviours can be assisted.

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