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
Sweeping Reforms to Tackle Pokies Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced new measures to be introduced in Victoria as part of its gambling harm minimisation strategy.

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Gambling ad ban near schools, roads and public transport (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools.

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Unlicensed lottery rips off Oz Lotto name and entices WA consumers

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The Government of Western Australia, Consumer Protection is urging Western...

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Gambling Ministers agree to stronger online gambling protections (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Commonwealth, state and territory gambling ministers met in Melbourne on 8 September for their third meeting to discuss reforms to online wagering, guided by the O...

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Reform of wagering taxation - introduction of a point of consumption tax (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The McGowan Government will introduce a new point of consumption wagering tax of 15 per cent of net wagering revenue of online betting companies...

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Young men urged to show some betiquette (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Young men are being encouraged to “show some betiquette” when gambling on sports as part of a NSW Government advertising campaign, Minister for Racing Paul Toole said today.

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Ensuring casino’s commitment to harm minimisation (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government has introduced legislation to ensure the Territory has nation-leading harm minimisation for electronic gaming machines in a casino.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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Australasian Gaming Expo to Wow Visitors

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

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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...

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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...

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