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
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....
NATIONAL: ALH Group Media Statement released 28 February 2018.
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...
NATIONAL: The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today welcomes Justice Mortimer’s ruling in favour of Aristocrat and Crown in the Federal Court which marks a line in the sand that should end the campaign of myth and misinformation that has been waged against the industry.
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...