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
Certainty for the WA racing industry with historic reform package (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Following consultation with the racing industry and other stakeholders, the State Government will move forward with the sale of the WA TAB....

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Innovative local approaches to gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA: Victoria’s inaugural Gambling Harm Awareness Week (8–14 October) was today launched by the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, at an event that showcased innovative community approaches to tackling gambling harm. 

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Time to talk responsible gambling (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Western Australians are encouraged to reflect on healthy gambling behaviours and practices as Responsible Gambling Awareness Week kicks off.  The week is running from 8-14 October and is ...

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Tackling gambling harm through community conversation (ACT, VIC)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY & VICTORIA: Gambling Harm Awareness Week, 8–14 October 2018 in the ACT and Victoria, provides an opportunity to talk openly about what gambling harm is, how it affects the community, what can be done to prevent it, and how to support those affected by it.

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Australian Government to consider issues associated with a Casino on Christmas Island (FED)

NATIONAL:  Assistant Minister for Regional development and Territories, Sussan Ley, has announced that there will be consultation on issues associated with a casino on Christmas Island and the development of a proposal to inform a decision by the Australian Government.

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Point of Consumption revenue to support racing, sport and health (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Racing infrastructure, and key community programs like the gambling help line, emergency helicopter services and kids’ sports will benefit from funding from revenue generated by changes to taxes on...

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Wagering turnover increase on Tasmanian racing (TAS)

TASMANIA: In 2017/18 national wagering on Tasmanian racing grew by more than 12 per cent to $576 million, building on growth of nearly 9 per cent achieved during the previous financial year. 

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McGowan government delivers on promise to ban synthetic lotteries (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The McGowan Government will today introduce new laws to ban online lottery betting organisations such as Lottoland and minimise harm to at-risk gamblers in Western Australia...

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'Show some Betiquette' during footy finals (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES: Using humour, this campaign targets young men.  It will run from today till the NRL Grand Final on Sunday 30 September. It encourages young men to think carefully when betting on sports in order to stay in control. 

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Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Appointment

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Government has announced the appointment of Janet Dore as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation, replacing Louise Glanville who will start a new role as Managing Director of Victoria Legal Aid.

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Reforming the administration of gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The South Australian government has announced the dissolution of the Independent Gambling Authority (IGA) and the establishment of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, through Consumer and Business Services (CBS), as the sole regulator of gambling in South Australia.

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New Gambling Ad Rules Kick in for Online Content Service Providers (FED)

NATIONAL: The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved new rules restricting gambling advertising during live sport streamed online. 

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Strengthening the community contributions scheme (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  ACT clubs will continue to have the capacity to support local sporting groups and community...

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Call for expressions of interest: lived experience advisory (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from people who have personal experience of gambling harm to join an advisory committee.

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Plan to reduce gaming machines in the ACT (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has announced a suite of incentives to reduce gaming machines in the territory to 4000, as part of its commitment to tackle gambling harm.

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