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
Gambling, EGM expenditure down according to latest independent study (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Tasmnaian Treasurer, Peter Gutwein, has said that gambling in Tasmania has continued to decline, according to the latest SEIS study. "The report finds that overall participation in gambling in Tasmania has declined from 61.2 per cent in 2013 (SEIS3) to 58.5 per cent in 2017.

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Release of Fourth Social and Economic Impact Study in Tasmania

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Gaming Control Act 1993 requires that an independent review of the social and economic impact of gambling in Tasmania is conducted every three years.  The Fourth impact study was released January 2018 undertaken by a  consortium comprising by ACIL Allen...

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New High Tech System to Boost Gaming Machine Monitoring and Compliance (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  All NSW hotels and clubs with gaming machines will benefit from a new Centralised Monitoring System that begins operation from 1 December 2018.

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ACCC won't seek review of Tabcorp-Tatts determination (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The ACCC has decided that it will not apply for judicial review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s determination to...

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ACT greyhound racing will end 30 April 2018

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The laws ending greyhound racing in the ACT have passed through the Legislative Assembly to take effect on 30 April 2018,  including measures to protect greyhounds bred, owned and trained in the Territory for racing interstate.

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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:

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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