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
AUSTRAC further strengthens international partnerships with signing of MOU with Great Britain Gambling Commission

FEDERAL:  AUSTRAC and Great Britain Gambling Commission have signed a regulatory Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in London.  The MOU will allow both agencies to share regulatory and compliance information to enhance their ability to investigate and tackle the global issue of financial crimes...

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New framework to address gambling harm (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government has released its Gambling Support Program Strategic Framework 2019-2023 outlinning its strategic direction to address gambling harms, focusing on three core areas: support; education; and resilience.  

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South Australians overwhelmingly reject allowing poker machines to accept notes (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA: New research from The Australia Institute has revealed that four in five South Australians (80%) believe that allowing poker machines to accept notes will increase harm in the community.

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ABA calls for public views on credit card use in gambling (NAT)

The Australian Banking Association has released a consultation paper on the use of credit cards for gambling.  They are seeking community views about financial institutions allowing credit cards to be used for gambling and the role of banks in addressing problems.

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National self-exclusion register for online wagering legislated in Parliament (FED)

FEDERAL:  Legislation to establish a National Self-Exclusion Register has passed Parliament.  The register will allow people who gamble online to exclude themselved from interactive wagering services licenced in Australia though a single registration process. 

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Checking in on online age verification (FED)

FEDERAL:  The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs will hold two public hearings for its inquiry into online age verification systems.  The inquiry will explore progress to date, both in the UK and Australia, towards age verification systems and examine opportunities to...

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National self-exclusion register to help reduce harm from online wagering (FED)

The Morrison Government will move to legislate an online National...

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New Funding Opportunities for Gambling Research (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  A new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants that help build capability and capacity in gambling research has been launched by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling.

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First two illegal offshore gambling websites blocked (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has taken quick action to block the first two illegal offshore gambling websites under the Federal Government’s new website blocking scheme, announced last week.

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Gambling reforms to deliver more money for people at risk (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The SA State Government will inject an additional one million dollars a year into South Australia’s Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund, to further enhance the mechanisms for support people at risk of gambling related harm.  The Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman MP said that if the...

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Prevention Partnerships Program 2019-2021 (VIC)

The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF)...

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Taking action against illegal offshore gambling websites (NAT)

The Morrison Government is implementing a website blocking scheme to protect Australians from illegal offshore gambling websitesThis...

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Making the connection between stress & gambling in culturally and linguistically diverse communities (VIC)

Research showing that 32% of Victorians residents experiencing stress from gambling speak a language other than English at home, has prompted the VRGF to translate the Think....is that true for you? campaign into a range of languages.

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Latest NSW Gaming Data Released (NSW)

NSW: Liquor and Gaming NSW has issued its latest gaming machine data updates as part of the New South Wales Government's commitment to transparency on gambling activity on local communities

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Funding to Tackle Local Gambling Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is preventing gambling harm across Victoria through state-wide grants for 14 community-based, not-for-profit organisations.  Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation...

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