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
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has launched its new website

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has launched its new website featuring improvements that enable greater accessibilty and more straight forward self-service for industry and community stakeholders.

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Greyhound Reform Panel report released (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  An independent Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission is among the key recommendations of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel that will ensure the future of the sport, Minister for Racing Paul Toole has said.

Australia/NZ
Further Restrictions on Gambling Advertising Counterproductive (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commercial radio broadcasters have criticised an attempt to amend the Interactive Gambling Bill to phase out and ban advertising of betting odds and gambling commercials during live sporting broadcasts. 

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Free TV rejects unwarranted ban on the promotion of betting services during live sport (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commercial free to air television broadcasters have rejected bans proposed on the promotion of betting services during live sporting events on TV.

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New grants to help prevent gambling harm in the Victorian Community

VICTORIA:  New grants totalling $4 million over the next two years will help prevent gambling harm in the community as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Prevention Partnership Program. 

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New Jupiters tower approved; construction to start in 2017 (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  A new 200-metre tall hotel and apartment tower at Jupiters Gold Coast has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government in a further boost to Queensland tourism and jobs.

Australia/NZ
New fact sheets for pubs and clubs on money laundering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  AUSTRAC has published two new fact sheets on money laundering risks, to help pubs and clubs protect their business and improve reporting...

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Christmas comes early for Queensland community groups

QUEENSLAND:  Christmas has come early for more than 600 community groups across Queensland who will share more than $13 million in funding in the latest round...

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Tasracing ready to invest and grow the industry

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, says the Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to a racing industry that is vibrant and sustainable and supports jobs.

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Significant reforms to greyhound racing industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government has announced that it is taking steps to reform the greyhound racing industry in the state f...

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Gambling support for family and friends (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Stage 2 of the Gambling Support Programs ...

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Preventing harm at the pokies (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz and the Andrews Labor Government will review the current protection measures around electronic gaming machines in a push to better protect problem gamblers.  The review's consultation paper, released today, is seeking feedback...

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Gambling Ministers agree to consumer protection framework for online wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has reached agreement with State and Territory Ministers to establish a strong National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering....

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New roles to strengthen greyhound racing industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is creating two new oversight roles to help support the greyhound industry, in response to the recent Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in Tasmania

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Reporting of assaults at The Star casino (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has investigated and reported that there is no evidence that staff at The Star casino have become less willing to report assaults to police since the lockout law reforms in February 2014.

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