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: Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren has hailed the results of the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival economic impact study, released by the Victoria Racing Club noting that the Melbourne Cup Carnival delivered record visitor numbers and an economic windfall to VIctoria.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Nine highly-qualified experts in public health, law, government, business and social research will advise the NSW Government on responsible gambling.
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.
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...
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.
NATIONAL: The ACCC has decided that it will not apply for judicial review of the Australian Competition Tribunal’s determination to...
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.
NATIONAL: Tabcorp Holdings Limited has announced that it has entered into agreements with CrownBet Pty Limited in relation to the:
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.
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.
NATIONAL: The Australian Competition Tribunal has made its determination granting merger authorisation for Tabcorp to acquire Tatts.
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.
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.
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...