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
New laws help to reduce gambling harm (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government has restricted EFTPOS cash withdrawals and reduced the administrative and tax burdens on small and medium clubs in new laws on 22 August 2017.

Australia/NZ
Improving Casino Regulation in NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government has released the Casino Modernisation Review and its draft response to the recommendations made.  The review supports changes to the Casino Control Act 1992 that reflects a more modern casino regulatory regime; one that applies best practice and...

Australia/NZ
Victorian submissions to shape greyhound code (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Public submissions on the draft Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds closed on 14 August 2017, with more than 1200 submissions received over the 60 day public comment period.

Australia/NZ
A fairer pricing system for gaming machines in Victoria (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Venues that earn the most from pokies will be forced to pay more tax under changes announced  on 11 August 2017 by the Andrews Labor Government.

Australia/NZ
Further reforms to help reduce gambling harm (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government will restrict EFTPOS cash withdrawals in clubs to reduce the impact of problem...

Australia/NZ
Australasian Gaming Expo to Wow Visitors

NATIONAL:  The Gaming Technologies Association, owner and operator of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) advised today that the...

Australia/NZ
The Spit decision backed by Federal Trade, Tourism and Investment (QlD)

QUEENSLAND:  The Palaszczuk Government’s decision to limit development on The Spit to three storeys and prepare a Master Plan for the iconic area of the Gold...

Australia/NZ
Delivering on our harm minimisation commitments (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government will continue to deliver on its gambling harm reform agenda this week with a number of bills to be introduced to the...

Australia/NZ
Support packages on offer to help exit ACT’s greyhound racing industry

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay announced that, as the ...

Australia/NZ
Jobs boost for SA as SkyCity commits to $330 million expansion (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  South Australian Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Stephen Mullighan, says another milestone has been reached in the redevelopment of the Festival Plaza precinct with SkyCity Entertainment today committing to a $330 million expansion of the Adelaide Casino.

Australia/NZ
Australasian Gaming Expo Exhibitor Space – Sold Out

NATIONAL:  The Gaming Technologies Association, owner and operator of the Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) announced today that the event ...

Australia/NZ
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  The Palaszczuk Government is encouraging people to think about their gambling habits as part of Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday).

Australia/NZ
Pioneering research to re-define online gambling safeguards (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Federal Minister for Human Services Alan Tudge and Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced a jointly...

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Cats commit to Responsible Gambling Charter (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Geelong Football Club have become the latest team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter.

Australia/NZ
Victoria freezes pokie numbers for 25 years (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Government has announced that the number of gaming machines in Victoria will be frozen for 25 years.

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