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
More red tape reduction as gaming and racing reforms pass the Legislative Assembly (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman today announced the passing of the Gaming and Racing (Red Tape Reduction) Legislation Amendment Act 2016. ...

Australia/NZ
Victorians lost $45 Million More on the Pokies this Year

VICTORIA:  On 22 July 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2015-16 financial year.

Australia/NZ
New campaign highlights the repetitive nature of problem gambling (SA)

SOUTH  AUSTRALIA:  South Australians are being encouraged to consider the repetitive and potentially addictive nature of their gambling in a new advertising campaign that has been...

Australia/NZ
New online tool aims to start a conversation about problem gambling (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES: An innovative new animated e-card initiative, developed by the NSW Government as part of their Talkward program, aims to break the ice and initiate a conversation with someone facing a gambling problem.

Australia/NZ
ACT position on the future of greyhound racing to be discussed at the Australasian Racing Ministers Conference

ACT:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman, will discuss the state of the Australian greyhound industry with other state and territories Racing Ministers at the Australasian Racing Ministers Conference in Darwin on Friday 29th July, 2016.

Australia/NZ
New Crime Stoppers partnership to tackle animal cruelty in racing (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace has welcomed a new partnership between Crime Stoppers and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) to tackle animal cruelty in racing.

Australia/NZ
Darling Downs Briefed on Queen's Wharf Opportunities (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Businesses in Toowoomba and on the Darling Downs can find out how to benefit from one of Queensland’s biggest major projects - the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane...

Australia/NZ
AUSTRAC helps improve the reporting behaviour of pubs and clubs (NAT)

NATIONAL:  AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, is pleased to announce a...

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Myth Busting on Poker Machines (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Noting $1 maximum bets to be the most expensive, least effective way to address gambling issues and releasing a Key Industry Facts Sheet  the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has said today that ...

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Wilkie and Xenophon Revive Rejected Idea...Again (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon’s reheated anti-gambling plan would cost more than $1.5 billion and not help a single problem gambler access counselling or treatment.

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Responsible Advertising of Sports Betting a Priority for AWC (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Wagering Council today committed to working with the Federal government to address community concerns on the advertising of sports betting in Australia.

Australia/NZ
Gambling Reform Firmly on Agenda for New Parliament (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie,  joined Senator Nick Xenophon and Rev Tim Costello AO...

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Coordinator General Announced for Greyhound Industry Closure (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Natural Resources Commissioner, Dr John Keniry AM, has been appointed Coordinator General of the Greyhounds Transition Taskforce...

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Dr Eliot Forbes appointed new Racing Queensland CEO

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace has welcomed the appointment of internationally renowned racing executive and qualified vet Dr...

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Greyhound racing continues with continued vigilance on animal welfare, integrity (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Greyhound racing will continue in Queensland with continued vigilance on animal welfare and integrity, Racing Minister Grace...

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