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
VICTORIA: The Andrews Labor Government is making wagering and betting companies pay their fair share of Victorian taxes - no matter where they are based.
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. ...
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: The ACT Government will establish a new advisory panel to provide recommendations on the future operations of Canberra's casino.
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.
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.
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...
TASMANIA: Treasurer Peter Gutwein says the service of alcohol at gaming machines is a matter for the independent Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission.
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.
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.
NATIONAL: The Turnbull Government has announced it will introduce legislation to ban betting on online lotteries and keno games.
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.
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...
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).
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 ...
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...