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
Court imposes $2.75 million in penalties on Bet365 companies for misrepresenting free bet offer (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Court has ordered Hillside (Australia New Media) Pty Ltd (trading in Australia as Bet365) and...

Australia/NZ
New Chair for Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Lawyer Philip Crawford, a director of community advocacy groups Bravehearts and the Thomas Kelly...

Australia/NZ
More Red Tape Reduction for the Territory's Clubs and Race Bookmakers (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman MLA has introduced a Bill to reduce more red tape in the...

Australia/NZ
Legislation a sure bet to attract companies to the Territory (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  NT Minister for Racing Gaming & Licensing Peter Styles has said that l...

Australia/NZ
Family and Friends the Focus of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2016 is on this week in NSW with a theme focused on taking the stigma out of problem gambling for those who seek help from...

Australia/NZ
Victorians Pre-Commit On YourPlay

VICTORIA:  Victoria’s pre-commitment scheme, ...

Australia/NZ
Making Racing Integrity a Key Priority (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government has released the ...

Australia/NZ
Proposed Jupiters Master Plan offers boon for Queensland tourism, jobs

QUEENSLAND:  A proposed multi-billion dollar Master Plan for The Star Entertainment Group’s Jupiters property on the Gold Coast would...

Australia/NZ
Government rejects bid for 500 pokies at Casino (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  An upgraded Canberra Casino cannot have 500 poker machines and will not include the Canberra Convention Centre, the government has told...

Australia/NZ
Warning about unlicensed betting scheme – Lotto Spring (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  WA Consumer Protection are urging the community to exercise caution in relation to Lotto Spring / lottospring.com....

Australia/NZ
Consumer protections and tougher laws to combat illegal offshore wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Stronger consumer protections are the centrepiece of the Australian Government's response to the O'Farrell Review into Illegal Offshore Wagering.

Australia/NZ
$2.4 million advertising campaign helps problem gamblers tap their inner strength (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Government's Responsible Gambling Fund has launched the second phase of its major advertising campaign, You're Stronger Than You Think, to encourage problem gamblers to access free and confidential counselling services offered by the Gambling Help network.

Australia/NZ
Jobs jackpot looms as Queen’s Wharf moves a step closer (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Queensland’s job-generating Queen’s Wharf development is another step closer after the Palaszczuk Government today passed new laws to...

Australia/NZ
New sponsorship agreement a win for racing (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Hodgman Liberal Government has welcomed Tasracing's new, three-year naming rights partnership with Tabcorp.

Australia/NZ
Interim Racing Queensland Chair appointed

QUEENSLAND:  The Palaszczuk Government has appointed respected Queensland business leader Steve Wilson AM interim Chair of Racing Queensland. 

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