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
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.

Australia/NZ
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.  ...

Australia/NZ
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.

Australia/NZ
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. 

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. 

Australia/NZ
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.

Australia/NZ
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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