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
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...

Australia/NZ
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.

Australia/NZ
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.

Australia/NZ
Strengthening gambling harm reduction (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government has provided an update on reforms currently underway to reduce gambling harm in the Territory.

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Tabcorp reaches out to farmers with a $600,000 drought relief package (NAT)

NATIONAL: Tabcorp has announced a $600,000 drought relief package to help farmers across Queensland and New South Wales.

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Young men vulnerable to betting inducement ads (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Two new studies conducted by CQUniversity and presented in Geelong today at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's...

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Gambling-like apps: not suitable for children (VIC)

VICTORIA: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation-funded CQUniversity research led by Professor Matthew Rockloff has suggested that there may be a role for legislative...

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Gambling Harm: Taking Action for Change (VIC)

VICTORIA:  A diverse range of experts is meeting in Geelong over the next three days to participate in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s biennial Gambling Harm Conference, which this year focuses on the theme of Taking action for change. 

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