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
Government moves to end greyhound racing in the ACT

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRTORY:  The ACT Government will legislate to prohibit greyhound racing and trialling in the ACT by 30 June 2018. A government taskforce will work with the greyhound industry to deliver a package to enable their transition from the industry.

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Addressing the risks of problem gambling (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will provide up to $18 million for the Responsible Gambling Fund to address the risks of problem gambling and associated harms in the community.

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Australian Competition Tribunal authorises proposed combination of Tabcorp and Tatts (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) has granted authorisation for the proposed combination of Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) and Tatts Group Limited (Tatts).

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Cruise ships cleared to gamble off all WA Ports

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The WA Minister for for Tourism, Racing and Gaming, Paul Papalia, has announced that Cruise passengers can now access the full casino experience off the Western...

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New $6 million redevelopment program for Country and Regional Racing (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  The State Budget will fund a $6 million Country and Regional Capital Works Program with spending across all three racing codes from all regions...

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New appointment to Gaming and Racing Commission (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Carmel Franklin has been appointed to the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board,...

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Concerning findings on EFTPOS withdrawals in venues (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  In April this year the Minister for Regulatory Services, Gordon Ramsay, requested an investigation into cash withdrawals at gaming venues...

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Tatts Awarded New Public Lotteries Licence (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Tatts Group Limited has been awarded Victoria’s public lottery licence for the next 10 years.

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Impact on loved-ones the focus of this year’s Responsible Gambling Week (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (22-28 May) kicks off today with this year's theme 'family and friends of people impacted by gambling'.

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Gambling Prevalence Survey Released (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  The 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence Survey Report has today been released. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the report is the first and largest in a series of documents from Menzies Researcher Dr Matthew Stevens, to look at gambling in the Territory. 

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Turnbull Government announces broadcasting reforms and restrictions on gambling advertising

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms for the broadcasting sector that includes restrictions on gambling advertising in live sporting events across all platforms.

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Next step to deliver Greyhound Racing reforms (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Minister for Racing Paul Toole has announced that the NSW Government’s greyhound industry reforms are progressing...

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New CEO for Responsible Gambling Foundation (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Senior executive Louise Glanville has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF).

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Campaign warns of early signs of gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Ever check the sporting odds while at work? Or on a day at the races, go over your spending limit? Or feel a tinge of guilt after a night at the pokies?

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Premier welcomes Tabcorp support for TC Debbie relief (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed Tabcorp’s announcement of $237,500 for relief efforts for Queenslanders affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone...

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