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
Christmas comes early for Queensland community groups

QUEENSLAND:  Christmas has come early for more than 600 community groups across Queensland who will share more than $13 million in funding in the latest round...

Australia/NZ
Tasracing ready to invest and grow the industry

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, says the Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to a racing industry that is vibrant and sustainable and supports jobs.

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Significant reforms to greyhound racing industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government has announced that it is taking steps to reform the greyhound racing industry in the state f...

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Gambling support for family and friends (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Stage 2 of the Gambling Support Programs ...

Australia/NZ
Preventing harm at the pokies (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz and the Andrews Labor Government will review the current protection measures around electronic gaming machines in a push to better protect problem gamblers.  The review's consultation paper, released today, is seeking feedback...

Australia/NZ
Gambling Ministers agree to consumer protection framework for online wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Government has reached agreement with State and Territory Ministers to establish a strong National Consumer Protection Framework for online wagering....

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New roles to strengthen greyhound racing industry (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Racing, says the Tasmanian Government is creating two new oversight roles to help support the greyhound industry, in response to the recent Joint Select Committee on Greyhound Racing in Tasmania

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Reporting of assaults at The Star casino (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has investigated and reported that there is no evidence that staff at The Star casino have become less willing to report assaults to police since the lockout law reforms in February 2014.

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Gaming Control Bill delivers local community a greater voice (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Gaming Control Amendment (Community Interest) Bill 2016 has been passed unamended by the Tasmanian Legislative Council.  Provisions in this Bill require the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission to conduct public consultations to inform the consideration of community interest...

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Cap on Community Gaming Machines (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  The Northern Territory Labor government has reinstated a cap on the number of gaming machines in community venues...

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Coalition Government introduces legislation to combat illegal offshore wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Coalition Government has introduced legislation into the Parliament to combat illegal offshore wagering....

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Ambassadors Supporting Migrant Communities to Tackle Problem Gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has strengthened the multicultural sector’s ability to tackle gambling problems within its ranks.

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Queensland Government explores regional resort interest

QUEENSLAND:  Preliminary research is underway to test resort and gaming industry and investor interest in another regional integrated resort development in...

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Sports betting advertising is normalising gambling for children, warn psychologists (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says the proliferation of gambling advertising, particularly sports betting, is...

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Gambling Harm Awareness Week is running in the ACT from 27 October to 3 November 2016.  More information is available from the website of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

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