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
Stop. Take a breath. Getting gambling help is a safe bet (QLD)

QUEENSLAND: Queenslanders are being reminded during this year’s Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) that Getting help is a safe bet if they or someone they know are impacted by problem gambling.

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RWA: Credit data not telling the whole truth on consumer gambling spend (NAT)

Reports of gambling spending surges based on consumer credit data don’t tell the full picture.

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How to help with problem gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  With the lure of online gambling high during COVID-19 lockdowns - and some gambling venues now reopening - partners and families of problem gamblers may be the first to see a problem emerging.

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Welcome Back to Tasmania’s hospitality venues (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Tasmanians are being encouraged to support their local restaurants, cafes, bars and other hospitality venues as part of a new campaign commencing today.

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State reaches agreement to end negotiations with The Star (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  State Development Minister Kate Jones today announced the Palaszczuk Government had concluded exclusive negotiations with The Star Entertainment Group by mutual agreement.

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$1.5 million in gambling harm prevention grants awarded (NSW)

Community organisations across NSW have been awarded more than $1.5 million for local gambling prevention and harm minimisation projects under the NSW Office of Responsible...

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More support for Queensland pubs and clubs (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Thousands of jobs in Queensland’s pubs and clubs will be better protected with gaming taxes from March 2020 now deferred until 2021.

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NSW to introduce Australia's highest standards of greyhound care

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW greyhound racing industry will soon be subject to the highest standards of greyhound welfare in Australia following the release today of the NSW Greyhound Welfare Code of Practice.

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Summary of public feedback on online gambling review released (NZ)

The New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs released a summary of the submissions received during consultation on online gambling in New Zealand on 26 June 2020.

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Be part of the world’s first treatment app for gambling (NZ)

The National Institute for Health Innovation (NZ) are looking for participants to trial an app (Manaaki), to see if delivering problem gambling help using a mobile phone is effective.

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Restrictions to ease in Tasmanian pubs, restaurants and cafes from Friday (TAS)

TASMANIA: Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, says Tasmanians can enjoy a visit to their local pub or favourite restaurant this weekend, with Stage 3 restrictions being brought forward.

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Responsible Service of Gaming (RSG) refresher training being developed (Vic)

New responsible service of gaming (RSG) refresher training is currently being developed and will commence in 2020.

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Supporting our hospitality workers (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, says the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is the Government’s number one priority as we continue the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Phase 4 puts WA's job recovery in best position in Australia (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  Australian Hotels Association (WA) CEO Bradley Woods has commended today’s announcement by the McGowan Government that Phase 4 restrictions will come into effect from Saturday 27 June, removing COVID-19 restrictions on WA’s hospitality venues.

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State of Emergency extended to keep slowing the spread (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks to continue the measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.

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