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

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Tabcorp enters into agreements with CrownBet (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Tabcorp Holdings Limited has announced that it has entered into agreements with CrownBet Pty Limited in relation to the:

Australia/NZ
Gambling harm costs Victorians $7 billion a year

VICTORIA:  A Central Queensland University (CQU) study released in Melbourne today has calculated the cost of gambling harm in Victoria in 2014-15 at $7 billion.

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New chair appointed for GRC Governing Board (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Mr Paul Baxter has been appointed as Chair of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board. Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said Mr Baxter would bring a wealth of knowledge and valuable experience to the position. 

Australia/NZ
Australian Competition Tribunal decision on Tabcorp-Tatts merger (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Competition Tribunal has made its determination granting merger authorisation for Tabcorp to acquire Tatts.

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Free TV consultation begins on provisions to ban gambling advertising in live sport (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Free TV Australia has announced the commencement of the consultation period on the new draft provisions of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice relating to gambling advertising during live sporting events.

Australia/NZ
Encouraging investment and creating jobs: Revenue Paper released (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  NT Treasurer Nicole Manison has released the Northern Territory Revenue Discussion Paper seeking feedback on possible reforms to taxes on payroll, property, gambling, banking, motor vehicles, and insurance - as well mineral and petroleum royalties.

Australia/NZ
Consultation begins on Commercial Radio Code provision on promotion of gambling & betting (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) has announced that the consultation period on the draft provisions relating to the promotion of gambling and betting odds will commence...

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Don’t be taken for a ride this Melbourne Cup (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Punters are being warned to watch out for betting and sports investment scams which falsely promise high odds and big returns on Cup Day, Minister for Small Business Michael McCormack...

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Government prioritises harm minimisation in casino legislation (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  ACT Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay said the Casino (Electronic Gaming) Act 2017 will introduce mandatory pre commitment and $2 maximum bet limits.  The Act caps the number of machine authorisations the casino can apply to operate at 200.

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Legislation introduced to end greyhound racing in the ACT

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  A commitment to end greyhound racing in the ACT before 30 June 2018 is set to be achieved through new legislation introduced today.

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Don't Play Down Gambling Harm: Message to Community (ACT)

ACT: The Attorney-General of the ACT, Gordon Ramsay, said that the important message for the community from Gambling Harm Awareness Week is "Don't Play it Down" when it comes to recognising and supporting those at risk of gambling harm.

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New Study to Measure Extent of Problem Gambling (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will conduct a major new study into the prevalence of problem gambling as well as harms caused by excessive gambling, Minister for Racing Paul Toole has said.  The Government has also released research by the University of Sydney examining the risks of...

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Launched (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Minister for Racing Paul Toole has officially launched Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, calling on communities across NSW to get involved in local events that promote sensible gambling choices.

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$200,000 for CALD projects to reduce gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian community organisations to apply for funding under a new $200,000 grants program to help prevent or reduce gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

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Apprentices launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is backing an innovative problem gambling project targeting apprentices working in Victoria’s building and construction industry.

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