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
NSW Government to open pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants to 50 patrons (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will allow pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants to have up to 50 customers, subject to a one person per four square metre rule, and with strict social distancing guidelines from 1 June.

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Hotels welcome further lifting of restrictions on venue numbers (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  From Monday, 1 June 50 people will now be allowed in hotels across NSW - with 50 more allowed in separate dining areas - a move described by AHA NSW CEO John Whelan as an “important and positive step forward” for NSW pubs.  Mr Whelan said the entire industry welcomed today’s...

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Clubs to reopen their doors (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Following the Berejiklian Government's announcement of a further relaxation of restrictions on the hospitality industry ClubsNSW Josh Landis has welcomed the decision to allow a maximum of 50 patrons in dining areas as a wonderful day for the state's 1,200 clubs, 41,000...

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Life after racing for Tasmania’s greyhounds (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, says the Tasmanian Government is committed to improving animal welfare across all three codes of the State’s racing industry.

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Government accelerates local jobs and business recovery as indoor dining back on the menu (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  South Australians will be able to enjoy an indoor meal with a glass of wine at restaurants and cafes from as early as Friday as the Marshall Liberal Government moves to accelerate local jobs and business recovery.

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GRNSW lifts all regional travel restrictions (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) has today announced that all travel restrictions in place for participants will be lifted from June 1, at which time the regional racing zones put in place due to COVID-19 will cease.

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Victoria Tourism Industry welcomes re-opening of the State's hospitality Industry (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has welcomed  the announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews on the reopening of the state's hospitality industry.

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Restrictions to ease from tomorrow (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Stage One restrictions will ease from 18 May in Tasmania.  This includes restaurants and cafes in all settings (including in pubs, clubs, hotels and RSLs) to open and seat up to 10 people at a time.

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Hotels Ready for Social Distancing as Dining Areas re-open for up to 10 people (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Hoteliers have asked the public to please respect social distancing regulations when many venues around NSW re-open their dining areas for up to 10 people at a time from tomorrow.

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Major step towards the resumption of racing in Tasmania

TASMANIA:  Jane Howlett, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry bounce back from a very challenging period.

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Racing set to resume in Tasmania

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government is committed to assisting the State’s racing industry get back on its feet.  Racing will re-start in Tasmania on 13 June.  

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Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia

NATIONAL:  Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has released a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia.

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Selected TAB agencies to provide limited transaction services (WA)

The WA government has announced that, from May 1, 2020, a number of TAB outlets will open as 'Deposit + Withdrawal Centres' for limited hours, to provide customers who prefer to transact in...

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New data reveals 94% of NSW hotel and pub workers have been stood down or terminated due to COVID-19

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Figures released for the first time by AHA NSW show that of approximately 75,000 hotel and pub workers employed pre-crisis – a total of 94% or approximately 70,452 have been stood down or terminated. 

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More Support For Much-Loved Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Government has announced further support to help much loved pubs, clubs and restaurants survive the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and rebound strongly on the other side of the crisis.

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