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
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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Don't Play Down Gambling Harm: Message to Community (ACT)

ACT: The Attorney-General of the ACT, Gordon Ramsay, said that the important message for the community from Gambling Harm Awareness Week is "Don't Play it Down" when it comes to recognising and supporting those at risk of gambling harm.

Australia/NZ
New Study to Measure Extent of Problem Gambling (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will conduct a major new study into the prevalence of problem gambling as well as harms caused by excessive gambling, Minister for Racing Paul Toole has said.  The Government has also released research by the University of Sydney examining the risks of...

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Responsible Gambling Awareness Week Launched (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Minister for Racing Paul Toole has officially launched Responsible Gambling Awareness Week, calling on communities across NSW to get involved in local events that promote sensible gambling choices.

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$200,000 for CALD projects to reduce gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian community organisations to apply for funding under a new $200,000 grants program to help prevent or reduce gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.

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Apprentices launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is backing an innovative problem gambling project targeting apprentices working in Victoria’s building and construction industry.

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Future of Tasracing on Track (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Minister for Racing, Jeremy Rockliff,  says the Tasmanian racing industry can look forward to an exciting future of growth and investment according to Tasracing's annual report tabled in Parliament today.

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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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