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
Premier welcomes Tabcorp support for TC Debbie relief (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed Tabcorp’s announcement of $237,500 for relief efforts for Queenslanders affected by ex-Tropical Cyclone...

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Nine breaches television code for gambling advertisements (NAT)

NATIONAL:  General Television Corporation Pty Ltd (Channel Nine) has breached the Commercial TV Industry Code of Practice ...

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Reforms needed to stem harm from increases in online gambling, say psychologists (NAT)

NATIONAL:  A rapid increase in online sports betting is being fuelled by advertising and technology advances that make gambling easily accessible, and puts at serious risk young people and those pre-disposed to gambling problems, says the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

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Response to the Greyhound Reform Panel (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW government will implement the recommended new greyhound industry structure, with separate commercial and...

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Government invests in online wagering behaviour research (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has invested $75,000 for research into online wagering restrictions and their impact on consumers’ behaviour.  This research is a key part of the Government’s response to the Review of Illegal Offshore Wagering by Barry O’Farrell.

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Queensland set to adopt Minimum Bet Limit framework for racing

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace has accepted a recommendation from Racing Queensland to introduce a Minimum Bet Limit framework for Queensland....

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Greyhound industry transition options to be examined (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT’s former Health Services Commissioner, Mary Durkin, has been appointed as the independent...

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Adversaries Unite To Promote Thrill Of Game (VIC)

VICTORIA:   Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz and  Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson formally launched a Love the Game round with players from Kingston Hawthorn and Ringwood cricket...

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The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has launched its new website

VICTORIA:  The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has launched its new website featuring improvements that enable greater accessibilty and more straight forward self-service for industry and community stakeholders.

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Greyhound Reform Panel report released (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  An independent Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission is among the key recommendations of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel that will ensure the future of the sport, Minister for Racing Paul Toole has said.

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Further Restrictions on Gambling Advertising Counterproductive (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commercial radio broadcasters have criticised an attempt to amend the Interactive Gambling Bill to phase out and ban advertising of betting odds and gambling commercials during live sporting broadcasts. 

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Free TV rejects unwarranted ban on the promotion of betting services during live sport (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commercial free to air television broadcasters have rejected bans proposed on the promotion of betting services during live sporting events on TV.

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New grants to help prevent gambling harm in the Victorian Community

VICTORIA:  New grants totalling $4 million over the next two years will help prevent gambling harm in the community as part of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Prevention Partnership Program. 

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New Jupiters tower approved; construction to start in 2017 (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  A new 200-metre tall hotel and apartment tower at Jupiters Gold Coast has been approved by the Palaszczuk Government in a further boost to Queensland tourism and jobs.

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New fact sheets for pubs and clubs on money laundering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  AUSTRAC has published two new fact sheets on money laundering risks, to help pubs and clubs protect their business and improve reporting...

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