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
Statement from the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice regarding Lottoland (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Yvette D'Ath has said "I'm very concerned Lottoland is hurting Queensland.  It's not a fair deal for Queensland businesses or for those Queenslanders buying lotto tickets.

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Integrated resort development process for the Gold Coast (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Minister for State Development, Anthony Lynham, says as he advised Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate in his letter on 20 September 2017, the Palaszczuk Government is currently considering the next steps for the integrated resort development process for the Gold Coast. 

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Lottery Outcome Wagering will be Banned in Tasmania

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government  has announced that it will move to immediately draw up legislation to protect jobs in small business by banning lottery outcome wagering, also known as synthetic lotteries.  ...

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Operation of synthetic lotteries in NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Small Business John Barilaro and Minister for Racing Paul Toole have announced that the NSW Government is considering options to restrict the operation of synthetic lotteries.

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Gambling intervention program helping to reduce prison numbers (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Flinders UNiversity has reported that the  Statewide Gambling Therapy Service, built on Flinders University research, is helping to reduce overcrowding in South...

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Joint Select Committee on Future Gaming Markets: Final Report (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Parliamentary Joint Select Committee inquiry into furture gaming markets in Tasmania has released its Final Report with twenty three evidence based recommendations.

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New Office of Racing Integrity General Manager appointed (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, has  announced the appointment of Reid Sanders as the Tasmanian Office of Racing Integrity General Manager

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Reconstituted Racing Victoria Board Appointed

VICTORIA:  Minister for Racing Martin Pakula has  announced the appointment of a reconstituted Board for Racing Victoria.

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Sweeping Reforms to Tackle Pokies Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced in Victoria as part of its gambling harm minimisation strategy.

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Gambling ad ban near schools, roads and public transport (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools.

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Unlicensed lottery rips off Oz Lotto name and entices WA consumers

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The Government of Western Australia, Consumer Protection is urging Western...

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Gambling Ministers agree to stronger online gambling protections (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commonwealth, state and territory gambling ministers met in Melbourne on 8 September for their third meeting to discuss reforms to online wagering, guided by the O...

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Reform of wagering taxation - introduction of a point of consumption tax (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The McGowan Government will introduce a new point of consumption wagering tax of 15 per cent of net wagering revenue of online betting companies...

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Young men urged to show some betiquette (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Young men are being encouraged to “show some betiquette” when gambling on sports as part of a NSW Government advertising campaign, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.

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Ensuring casino’s commitment to harm minimisation (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government has introduced legislation to ensure the Territory has nation-leading harm minimisation for electronic gaming machines in a casino.

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