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
Gambling Ministers agree to consumer protection framework for online wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has reached agreement with State and Territory Ministers to establish a strong National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering....

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New roles to strengthen greyhound racing industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is creating two new oversight roles to help support the greyhound industry, in response to the recent Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in Tasmania

Australia/NZ
Reporting of assaults at The Star casino (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has investigated and reported that there is no evidence that staff at The Star casino have become less willing to report assaults to police since the lockout law reforms in February 2014.

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Gaming Control Bill delivers local community a greater voice (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Gaming Control Amendment (Community Interest) Bill 2016 has been passed unamended by the Tasmanian Legislative Council.  Provisions in this Bill require the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission to conduct public consultations to inform the consideration of community interest...

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Cap on Community Gaming Machines (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  The Northern Territory Labor government has reinstated a cap on the number of gaming machines in community venues...

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Coalition Government introduces legislation to combat illegal offshore wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Coalition Government has introduced legislation into the Parliament to combat illegal offshore wagering....

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Ambassadors Supporting Migrant Communities to Tackle Problem Gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has strengthened the multicultural sector’s ability to tackle gambling problems within its ranks.

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Queensland Government explores regional resort interest

QUEENSLAND:  Preliminary research is underway to test resort and gaming industry and investor interest in another regional integrated resort development in...

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Sports betting advertising is normalising gambling for children, warn psychologists (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says the proliferation of gambling advertising, particularly sports betting, is...

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Gambling Harm Awareness Week is running in the ACT from 27 October to 3 November 2016.  More information is available from the website of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

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GTA statement regarding legal action (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today said legal action against Aristocrat regarding the design of poker machines...

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Community interest test for new pokies on the cards as part of draft laws (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government has announced draft laws that would give the community a say on applications for new gaming machine...

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Tabcorp and Tatts to combine to create a world-class, diversified gambling entertainment group (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tatts Group Limited have announced that the companies have reached an agreement to combine the two companies via a Tatts Scheme of Arrangement.

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Victorian Students Do the Maths on Gambling Risk

VICTORIA:  Victorian secondary students will learn more about the risks of gambling during their maths classes using new resources which can be integrated into their curriculum.

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Greyhound racing given one final chance under toughest regulations in the country (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will give in principle support for greyhound racing to have one final chance in NSW, subject to industry agreeing to the strictest regulations that exist anywhere in the country to clamp down on animal cruelty.

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