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
Liquor and Gaming Inspection Blitz Exceeds Targets (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Andrews Labor Government is working to make sure clubs and bars across Victoria are safe, with liquor and gaming inspectors conducting a blitz of...

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Greens Launch National Campaign to Ban Greyhound Racing

NATIONAL:  The Greens are launching a coordinated, national campaign to ban greyhound racing in every state and territory. 

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New frontier against problem gambling (SA)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  A potential new form of gambling - on computer games commonly known as e-Sports - has been blocked by the State Government....

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Pilot program to target gambling in Aboriginal communities (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  The Northern Territory Government is partnering with the Australian National University (ANU), Menzies School of Health Research and...

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More red tape reduction as gaming and racing reforms pass the Legislative Assembly (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman today announced the passing of the Gaming and Racing (Red Tape Reduction) Legislation Amendment Act 2016. ...

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Victorians lost $45 Million More on the Pokies this Year

VICTORIA:  On 22 July 2016, the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation released figures on pokies expenditure for the 2015-16 financial year.

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New campaign highlights the repetitive nature of problem gambling (SA)

SOUTH  AUSTRALIA:  South Australians are being encouraged to consider the repetitive and potentially addictive nature of their gambling in a new advertising campaign that has been...

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New online tool aims to start a conversation about problem gambling (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES: An innovative new animated e-card initiative, developed by the NSW Government as part of their Talkward program, aims to break the ice and initiate a conversation with someone facing a gambling problem.

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ACT position on the future of greyhound racing to be discussed at the Australasian Racing Ministers Conference

ACT:  Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman, will discuss the state of the Australian greyhound industry with other state and territories Racing Ministers at the Australasian Racing Ministers Conference in Darwin on Friday 29th July, 2016.

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New Crime Stoppers partnership to tackle animal cruelty in racing (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace has welcomed a new partnership between Crime Stoppers and the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) to tackle animal cruelty in racing.

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Darling Downs Briefed on Queen's Wharf Opportunities (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Businesses in Toowoomba and on the Darling Downs can find out how to benefit from one of Queensland’s biggest major projects - the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane...

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AUSTRAC helps improve the reporting behaviour of pubs and clubs (NAT)

NATIONAL:  AUSTRAC, Australia’s financial intelligence agency, is pleased to announce a...

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Myth Busting on Poker Machines (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Noting $1 maximum bets to be the most expensive, least effective way to address gambling issues and releasing a Key Industry Facts Sheet  the Gaming Technologies Association (GTA) has said today that ...

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Wilkie and Xenophon Revive Rejected Idea...Again (NAT)

NATIONAL:  Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon’s reheated anti-gambling plan would cost more than $1.5 billion and not help a single problem gambler access counselling or treatment.

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Responsible Advertising of Sports Betting a Priority for AWC (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Wagering Council today committed to working with the Federal government to address community concerns on the advertising of sports betting in Australia.

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