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
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.
Reports of gambling spending surges based on consumer credit data don’t tell the full picture.
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.
TASMANIA: Tasmanians are being encouraged to support their local restaurants, cafes, bars and other hospitality venues as part of a new campaign commencing today.
QUEENSLAND: State Development Minister Kate Jones today announced the Palaszczuk Government had concluded exclusive negotiations with The Star Entertainment Group by mutual agreement.
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...
QUEENSLAND: Thousands of jobs in Queensland’s pubs and clubs will be better protected with gaming taxes from March 2020 now deferred until 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New responsible service of gaming (RSG) refresher training is currently being developed and will commence in 2020.
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.
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.
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.