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
Coalition Government introduces legislation to combat illegal offshore wagering (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Coalition Government has introduced legislation into the Parliament to combat illegal offshore wagering....

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Ambassadors Supporting Migrant Communities to Tackle Problem Gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has strengthened the multicultural sector’s ability to tackle gambling problems within its ranks.

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Queensland Government explores regional resort interest

QUEENSLAND:  Preliminary research is underway to test resort and gaming industry and investor interest in another regional integrated resort development in...

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Sports betting advertising is normalising gambling for children, warn psychologists (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) says the proliferation of gambling advertising, particularly sports betting, is...

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Gambling Harm Awareness Week (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: Gambling Harm Awareness Week is running in the ACT from 27 October to 3 November 2016.  More information is available from the website of the ACT Gambling and Racing Commission.

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GTA statement regarding legal action (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) today said legal action against Aristocrat regarding the design of poker machines...

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Community interest test for new pokies on the cards as part of draft laws (TAS)

TASMANIA:  The Tasmanian Government has announced draft laws that would give the community a say on applications for new gaming machine...

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Tabcorp and Tatts to combine to create a world-class, diversified gambling entertainment group (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tatts Group Limited have announced that the companies have reached an agreement to combine the two companies via a Tatts Scheme of Arrangement.

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Victorian Students Do the Maths on Gambling Risk

VICTORIA:  Victorian secondary students will learn more about the risks of gambling during their maths classes using new resources which can be integrated into their curriculum.

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Greyhound racing given one final chance under toughest regulations in the country (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government will give in principle support for greyhound racing to have one final chance in NSW, subject to industry agreeing to the strictest regulations that exist anywhere in the country to clamp down on animal cruelty.

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Public Interest Test to Apply to all New Pokie Applications (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Earlier this year the Tasmanian Government announced that a public interest test would apply to any new application for pokies in Tasmania.

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Love the Game, Not the Odds (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz, has launched the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation's campaign Love the Game, Not the Odds.  The campaign provides practical online tools and tips for parents to have a conversation with...

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Have a safe bet this footy finals (TAS)

TASMANIA:  Tasmania is highlighting the Government’s Get Back to the Real Game sports betting education campaign.

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Parliamentary inquiry to consider a new gaming paradigm for Tasmania

TASMANIA:   The Tasmanian Parliament has voted to support the Government’s proposal to set up an inquiry into the...

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Better animal welfare for NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES:  The NSW Government has announced that the Greyhound Racing Prohibition Bill 2016 was passed on...

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