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
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...
NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Government has announced it will cap the number of gaming machines in communities, including around Fairfield, as part of reforms including an overhaul of the Local Impact Assessment (LIA) scheme that regulates gaming machine movements....
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Minister for Racing and Gaming, Paul Papalia, and Treasurer Ben Wyatt, say the detailed analysis of the TAB conducted by Treasury and its commercial advisor, Investec has been finalised.
NATIONAL: ALH Group Media Statement released 28 February 2018.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The Problem Gambling Support Services Committee has launched a major advertising campaign to encourage people affected by problem gambling to access free and confidential counselling services. The 'Show Gambling Who's Boss' campaign is funded by the Problem Gambling Support...
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.
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.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Nine highly-qualified experts in public health, law, government, business and social research will advise the NSW Government on responsible gambling.
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.