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
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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Point of Consumption Tax for Tasmania

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government will introduce a Point of Consumption Tax on wagering from 1 January 2020.  Following consultation with industry stakeholders, it has been determined the Point of Consumption...

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Striking the right balance in gaming regulation (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government is proposing to introduce gambling reforms to strengthen and improve provisions for harm minimisation and prevention.  Deputy Premier and Attorney-General Vickie Chapman said, "We want to strike a balance between supporting an economically viable gaming...

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Expressions of Interest sought for the WA TAB

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The McGowan Government has formally commenced the long-awaited sale process for the Western Australian TAB through the release of the EOI to the market.

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Support for mental health and gambling harm program (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian government has announced that...

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Public libraries open doors as gambling alternative (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Government has announced that it is expanding its Libraries After Dark program which provides extended opening hours to offer a range social, cultural and recreational activities as alternatives to gambling.

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WA backs a winner: Historic reforms pass WA parliament

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The Western Australian Government has passed the TAB (Disposal) Bill 2019 providing the legislative framework to negotiate the sale of the TAB.

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New NSW gaming regulations come into effect

The Casino Control Regulation 2019 and the New South Wales Gaming Machines Regulation 2019 both came into effect on Spetember 1, 2019. They escort in changes primarily to do with harm minimisation measures.

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Lottery ticket sellers boosted by increased commissions (VIC)

The Andrews Government has made changes to the way lottery tickets are sold. Around 750 news and lottery agents will now receive increased commission rates through digital ticket sales.Tabcorp's new strategy aims to reward distributors for their role in the conduct of public lotteries.  

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New Zealand launches consultation on igaming regulation

The New Zealand government has launched a public consultation to guage public support for regulating new forms of online gambling. It is also looking for views on measures to minimise gambling harms. The public and industry stakeholders are asked to share their thoughts.

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