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 / New Zealand
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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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
VICTORIA: The Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) has welcomed the announcement by Premier Daniel Andrews on the reopening of the state's hospitality industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NATIONAL: Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has released a Roadmap to a COVIDSafe Australia.
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...
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.
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.