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
Campaign encourages Western Australians to 'Show Gambling Who's Boss'

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The Problem Gambling Support Services Committee has launched a major advertising campaign to encourage people affected by problem gambling to access free and confidential counselling services.  The 'Show Gambling Who's Boss' campaign is funded by the Problem Gambling Support...

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Gaming Technologies Association welcomes Federal Court judgment in poker machine case

NAtIONAL:  The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today welcomes Justice Mortimer’s ruling in favour of Aristocrat and Crown in the Federal Court which marks a line in the sand that should end the campaign of myth and misinformation that has been waged against the industry.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Keeps Victoria Ahead of the Pack

VICTORIA: Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren has hailed the results of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival economic impact study, released  by the Victoria Racing Club noting that the Melbourne Cup Carnival delivered record visitor numbers and an economic windfall to VIctoria. 

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Government bolsters Responsible Gambling Fund (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Nine highly-qualified experts in public health, law, government, business and social research will advise the NSW Government on responsible gambling.

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Gambling, EGM expenditure down according to latest independent study (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Tasmnaian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has said that gambling in Tasmania has continued to decline, according to the latest SEIS study. "The report finds that overall participation in gambling in Tasmania has declined from 61.2 per cent in 2013 (SEIS3) to 58.5 per cent in 2017.

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Release of Fourth Social and Economic Impact Study in Tasmania

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Gaming Control Act 1993 requires that an independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania is conducted every three years.  The Fourth impact study was released January 2018 undertaken by a  consortium comprising by ACIL Allen...

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New High Tech System to Boost Gaming Machine Monitoring and Compliance (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  All NSW hotels and clubs with gaming machines will benefit from a new Centralised Monitoring System that begins operation from 1 December 2018.

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ACCC won't seek review of Tabcorp-Tatts determination (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The ACCC has decided that it will not apply for judicial review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s determination to...

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ACT greyhound racing will end 30 April 2018

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The laws ending greyhound racing in the ACT have passed through the Legislative Assembly to take effect on 30 April 2018,  including measures to protect greyhounds bred, owned and trained in the Territory for racing interstate.

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Tabcorp enters into agreements with CrownBet

NATIONAL:  Tabcorp Holdings Limited has announced that it has entered into agreements with CrownBet Pty Limited in relation to the:

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Gambling harm costs Victorians $7 billion a year

VICTORIA:  A Central Queensland University (CQU) study released in Melbourne today has calculated the cost of gambling harm in Victoria in 2014-15 at $7 billion.

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New chair appointed for GRC Governing Board (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Mr Paul Baxter has been appointed as Chair of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said Mr Baxter would bring a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience to the position. 

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Australian Competition Tribunal decision on Tabcorp-Tatts merger (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Competition Tribunal has made its determination granting merger authorisation for Tabcorp to acquire Tatts.

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Free TV consultation begins on provisions to ban gambling advertising in live sport (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Free TV Australia has announced the commencement of the consultation period on the new draft provisions of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice relating to gambling advertising during live sporting events.

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