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 / New Zealand
In the News
NATIONAL: The Gaming Technologies Association has announced that, as the NSW Government has extended the restrictions on large gatherings from 29 June to 14 August, the 31st Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) will now be postponed. The 31st AGE will now run from 10 to 12 August 2021. ...
NEW SOUTH WALES: NSW Hoteliers have asked the public to please respect social distancing regulations when many venues around NSW re-open their dining areas for up to 10 people at a time from tomorrow.
TASMANIA: Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry bounce back from a very challenging period.
TASMANIA: The Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry get back on its feet. Racing will re-start in Tasmania on 13 June.
NATIONAL: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has released a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia.
The WA government has announced that, from May 1, 2020, a number of TAB outlets will open as 'Deposit + Withdrawal Centres' for limited hours, to provide customers who prefer to transact in...
NEW SOUTH WALES: Figures released for the first time by AHA NSW show that of approximately 75,000 hotel and pub workers employed pre-crisis – a total of 94% or approximately 70,452 have been stood down or terminated.
VICTORIA: The Victorian Government has announced further support to help much loved pubs, clubs and restaurants survive the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rebound strongly on the other side of the crisis.
NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling (ORG) has urged people not to gamble using overseas gambling sites such as casino games and slot machines.
NATIONAL: The Australian Government has launched the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, an important public health initiative to help keep you, your family and your community safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: The Territory Labor Government is providing community clubs, pubs, hotels and casinos who support thousands of Territory jobs with taxation relief to support their businesses through the COVID-19 shut down.
VICTORIA: The temporary closure of a range of businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic means that many Victorians who are required to stay at home for an extended period will be looking to fill a void in their lives. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation anticipates an increase...
NATIONAL: ASIC intervened when the betting agency Sportsbet began offering bets over the S&P/ASX 200 Index following concerns that the bets constituted a financial product that Sportsbet was not licensed to offer. The product was consequently withdrawn.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Premier, Mark McGowan, says new laws to support Lotterywest retailers, players and the community will be introduced into the State Parliament today as part of further State Government measures to buffer the COVID-19 impact and inject more relief funding into the community. ...
Victoria has extended the State of Emergency directives to combat COVID-19. The current stage three restrictions will now remain in place until at least midnight 11 May 2020.