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 Gambling Ad Rules Kick in for Online Content Service Providers (FED)

NATIONAL: The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved new rules restricting gambling advertising during live sport streamed online. 

Australia/NZ
Strengthening the community contributions scheme (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  ACT clubs will continue to have the capacity to support local sporting groups and community...

Australia/NZ
Call for expressions of interest: lived experience advisory (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is seeking expressions of interest from people who have personal experience of gambling harm to join an advisory committee.

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Plan to reduce gaming machines in the ACT (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay has announced a suite of incentives to reduce gaming machines in the territory to 4000, as part of its commitment to tackle gambling harm.

Australia/NZ
Strengthening gambling harm reduction (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government has provided an update on reforms currently underway to reduce gambling harm in the Territory.

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Tabcorp reaches out to farmers with a $600,000 drought relief package (NAT)

NATIONAL: Tabcorp has announced a $600,000 drought relief package to help farmers across Queensland and New South Wales.

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Young men vulnerable to betting inducement ads (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Two new studies conducted by CQUniversity and presented in Geelong today at the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's...

Australia/NZ
Gambling-like apps: not suitable for children (VIC)

VICTORIA: Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation-funded CQUniversity research led by Professor Matthew Rockloff has suggested that there may be a role for legislative...

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Gambling Harm: Taking Action for Change (VIC)

VICTORIA:  A diverse range of experts is meeting in Geelong over the next three days to participate in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s biennial Gambling Harm Conference, which this year focuses on the theme of Taking action for change. 

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ALH Reviews into Responsible Gaming Practices Now Completed (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Leisure and Hospitality (ALH) Group has responded publicly today to Federal MP Andrew Wilkie's questions regarding responsible practices at ALH in the Federal Parliament.

Australia/NZ
Release of the Report of the Sixth Casino Review (Victoria)

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Government has released the Sixth Review of the Casino Operator and Licence.  Under the ...

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Games & Gambling: Let’s Help Protect Young People From Risk of Harm (NAT)

NATIONAL: The Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA) has called on the Australian Parliament to consider strengthening legal and regulatory protections for young people by making a determination that chance-based micro-transactions in digital games constitute a form of...

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New website helps Queenslanders easily access gambling help (QLD)

QUEENSLAND: A new website (gamblinghelpqld.org.au) has been launched as part of Queensland's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

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Restrict children's exposure to gambling advertising (FED)

NATIONAL: The Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC) has said that more stringent restrictions on gambling advertising should be considered to protect children.

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Supporting community access to information about gambling harm (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Gambling and Racing Commission and the Youth Coalition of the ACT have launched new websites aimed at providing greater information and resources to young people aged between 18 to 30 years who may have concerns about gambling harm.

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