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
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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Increased support for Responsible Gambling Fund (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Initiatives to prevent and reduce problem gambling will be boosted by a $25 million investment in the NSW Budget 2018, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.

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NSW to close online wagering loophole (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will introduce a 10 per cent tax on all wagers placed by NSW residents, regardless of the location of the wagering operator, closing a current loophole in wagering laws.

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New Casino Advisory Panel to ensure transparency (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  A new advisory panel will be established to provide even greater oversight and transparency of decisions about the casino, after new laws passed the ACT Legislative Assembly today.

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More Research Funding to Reduce Gambling Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA: The Victorian Government will provide a further $300,000 in grants for early career researchers to study Victoria's gambling behaviours and ways to reduce harm. Research into emerging gambing markets (e.g.

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Less Pokie Machines and Tackling Gambling Related Harm (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles today announced a package of measures to ensure that Territorians who are experiencing difficulty with their gambling behaviours can be assisted.

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Premier welcomes Adelaide Casino expansion (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Premier Steven Marshall today welcomed news that SkyCity Entertainment Group will partner with local building company Hansen Yuncken to deliver the majority of works for the $330 million Adelaide Casino Expansion.

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Point of Consumption Tax Fact Sheet Released (VIC)

VICTORIA:  From 1 January 2019, the Victorian Government will replace the current wagering and betting tax structures with a point of consumption wagering and betting tax (POCT).

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