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
More Research Funding to Reduce Gambling Harm (VIC)

VICTORIA: The Victorian Government will provide a further $300,000 in grants for early career researchers to study Victoria's gambling behaviours and ways to reduce harm. Research into emerging gambing markets (e.g.

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Less Pokie Machines and Tackling Gambling Related Harm (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Natasha Fyles today announced a package of measures to ensure that Territorians who are experiencing difficulty with their gambling behaviours can be assisted.

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Premier welcomes Adelaide Casino expansion (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Premier Steven Marshall today welcomed news that SkyCity Entertainment Group will partner with local building company Hansen Yuncken to deliver the majority of works for the $330 million Adelaide Casino Expansion.

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Point of Consumption Tax Fact Sheet Released (VIC)

VICTORIA:  From 1 January 2019, the Victorian Government will replace the current wagering and betting tax structures with a point of consumption wagering and betting tax (POCT).

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Making online betting companies pay their fair share (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is making wagering and betting companies pay their fair share of Victorian taxes - no matter where they are based.

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New Initiative to help tackle problem gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  Gaming machines in all South Australian pubs and clubs have been connected to a new automated system that will help staff identify patrons who may be at risk of harm from gambling.  ...

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Even greater transparency for decisions about the Casino (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Government will establish a new advisory panel to provide recommendations on the future operations of Canberra's casino.

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New Study to Shine Light on Victorian Gambling

VICTORIA:  Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation, Marlene Kairouz, has announced that the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has awarded the CQUniversity a $1 million contract to undertake research into emerging gambling products, consumer behaviours and gambling harm. 

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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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