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
Office of Racing Integrity acting GM and Director of Racing (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Sarah Courtney, says highly regarded Tasmanian Police Inspector John King will act as Tasmania's General Manager of the Office of Racing Integrity and Director of Racing. 

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Attitudes to gambling - latest Victorian data (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Stigma remains a significant issue for people experiencing gambling harm, with more than 50 per cent of adults who participated in the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's 2017 community attitudes survey declaring most people would think less of a person who struggles with...

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Mandatory code of practice - alcohol at gaming machines (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Treasurer Peter Gutwein says the service of alcohol at gaming machines is a matter for the independent Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.

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New gambling ad rules for online streaming services (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Communications and Media Authority is consulting on new rules to restrict gambling advertising during live streamed sport. ‘Until now, rules restricting gambling advertising have applied to broadcasting services only,’ said ACMA Chair, Nerida O’Loughlin.

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Foundation applauds Melbourne FC’s bold decision to phase out pokies

Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation CEO Louise Glanville has welcomed Melbourne Football Club’s announcement today that it plans to divest itself of gaming machines as a source of revenue.

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Turnbull Government to ban 'synthetic' lotteries and keno games (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Turnbull Government has announced it will introduce legislation to ban betting on online lotteries and keno games.   

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More regional grants to prevent gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Victorian Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo to launch the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's Prevention Grants for Regional and Rural Victoria.

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New Smart Phone ID To Leave The Card Behind (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Victorians can use their mobile phones as proof of age through new technology developed by Australia Post.  In an Australian first, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz has...

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New Advertising Rules to Commence (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Minister for Communications, Mitch Fifield, has announced the Government's stronger advertising restrictions will commence on 30 March 2018, following the registration of revised broadcast industry codes of practice by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

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New Gambling Ad Rules Introduced (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Gambling advertisements will be banned during the broadcast of live sports between 5.00 am and 8.30 pm on commercial free-to-air TV, radio and pay TV.  These ...

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Pokie numbers will not rise under new laws (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Minister for Racing Paul Toole has clarified that EGM numbers in NSW will not rise under proposed new laws.  “About 20 per cent of NSW will become a ‘no go’ zone for additional machines, ensuring the number of machines in these high-risk areas can only ever fall,” Mr Toole...

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Consultation with racing industry to begin on TAB future (WA)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Paul Papalia, and Treasurer Ben Wyatt, say the detailed analysis of the TAB conducted by Treasury and its commercial advisor, Investec has been finalised.

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Local community caps on gaming machines (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government has announced it will cap the number of gaming machines in communities, including around Fairfield, as part of reforms including an overhaul of the Local Impact Assessment (LIA) scheme that regulates gaming machine movements....

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ALH Media Statement (NAT)

NATIONAL:  ALH Group Media Statement released 28 February 2018.

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Campaign encourages Western Australians to 'Show Gambling Who's Boss'

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  The Problem Gambling Support Services Committee has launched a major advertising campaign to encourage people affected by problem gambling to access free and confidential counselling services.  The 'Show Gambling Who's Boss' campaign is funded by the Problem Gambling Support...

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