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
In the News
VICTORIA: The Andrews Labor Government will provide almost $4 million to 14 community organisations to help prevent gambling related harm across Victoria.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRTORY: The ACT Government will legislate to prohibit greyhound racing and trialling in the ACT by 30 June 2018. A government taskforce will work with the greyhound industry to deliver a package to enable their transition from the industry.
NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Government will provide up to $18 million for the Responsible Gambling Fund to address the risks of problem gambling and associated harms in the community.
NATIONAL: The Australian Competition Tribunal (Tribunal) has granted authorisation for the proposed combination of Tabcorp Holdings Limited (Tabcorp) and Tatts Group Limited (Tatts).
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The WA Minister for for Tourism, Racing and Gaming, Paul Papalia, has announced that Cruise passengers can now access the full casino experience off the Western...
QUEENSLAND: The State Budget will fund a $6 million Country and Regional Capital Works Program with spending across all three racing codes from all regions...
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Carmel Franklin has been appointed to the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission Governing Board,...
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: In April this year the Minister for Regulatory Services, Gordon Ramsay, requested an investigation into cash withdrawals at gaming venues...
VICTORIA: Tatts Group Limited has been awarded Victoria’s public lottery licence for the next 10 years.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (22-28 May) kicks off today with this year's theme 'family and friends of people impacted by gambling'.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: The 2015 Northern Territory Gambling Prevalence Survey Report has today been released. The Attorney-General Natasha Fyles said the report is the first and largest in a series of documents from Menzies Researcher Dr Matthew Stevens, to look at gambling in the Territory.
NATIONAL: The Federal Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms for the broadcasting sector that includes restrictions on gambling advertising in live sporting events across all platforms.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Minister for Racing Paul Toole has announced that the NSW Government’s greyhound industry reforms are progressing...
VICTORIA: Senior executive Louise Glanville has been appointed the new Chief Executive Officer of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF).
VICTORIA: Ever check the sporting odds while at work? Or on a day at the races, go over your spending limit? Or feel a tinge of guilt after a night at the pokies?