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
Gaming Technologies Association welcomes Federal Court judgment in poker machine case (NAT)

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.

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Melbourne Cup Carnival Keeps Victoria Ahead of the Pack

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. 

Australia/NZ
Government bolsters Responsible Gambling Fund (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Nine highly-qualified experts in public health, law, government, business and social research will advise the NSW Government on responsible gambling.

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Gambling, EGM expenditure down according to latest independent study (TAS)

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.

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Release of Fourth Social and Economic Impact Study in Tasmania

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...

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