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
New website helps Queenslanders easily access gambling help (QLD)

QUEENSLAND: A new website (gamblinghelpqld.org.au) has been launched as part of Queensland's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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Restrict children's exposure to gambling advertising (FED)

NATIONAL: The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) has said that more stringent restrictions on gambling advertising should be considered to protect children.

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Supporting community access to information about gambling harm (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission and the Youth Coalition of the ACT have launched new websites aimed at providing greater information and resources to young people aged between 18 to 30 years who may have concerns about gambling harm.

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Celebrate the game, not the odds at this weekend's Love the Game round (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Across Victoria this weekend the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is holding its annual state-wide Love the Game round. During 20-22 July, elite and community sporting clubs will put aside traditional rivalries to unite players, clubs and fans to focus on our shared love of...

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Centre for Gambling Research identifies new ways to target gambling harm (FED)

NATIONAL: Researchers at the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR), based at The Australian National University (ANU) have undertaken a...

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Collingwood FC demonstrates commitment to tackling gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has spoken in support of a decision by the Collingwood Football Club to rescind its interests in gaming in the week leading up to Victoria's state-wide "Love the Game" round on 20-22 July. 

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Revised draft online gambling ad rules released for comment (FED)

NATIONAL:  Amended restrictions aimed at protecting Australian children from gambling promotional content during live sport that is streamed online have been proposed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

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State Government moves to protect racing jobs (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has announced it will provide $4.85 million to South Australia's racing industry to protect local jobs and help offset losses incurred as a result of the betting operations tax.

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Families to get intervention rights for problem gamblers (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley says Labor will act when Parliament resumes next month to introduce legislation to allow families to have a family member banned from poker machine venues if they believe they have a serious problem.

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Consultation on Community Contributions Changes (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT community and the club industry will soon have their say about the future of the gaming...

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Tackling gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria (VIC)

VICTORIA: Victoria  is investing almost $250,000 in programs to prevent and reduce gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria.

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Release of discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The WA Department of Treasury has released a discussion paper on the future of the Western Australian TAB. 

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Synthetic lottery and keno ban passes Parliament (NAT)

NATIONAL:  New legislation has passed that will ban the provision of online lottery and keno betting services to Australian consumers.

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Researchers take aim at problem gambling (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Researchers at James Cook University believe they have found ways to minimise problem gambling by focusing on impulsive behaviours.

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Preventing gambling harm in CALD communities (VIC)

Vctorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz has launched the first of a suite of new resources aimed at reducing gambling-related harm in CALD communities at a Refugee Week event in Hoppers Crossing today.

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