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
Gambling Reform Firmly on Agenda for New Parliament (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie,  joined Senator Nick Xenophon and Rev Tim Costello AO...

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Coordinator General Announced for Greyhound Industry Closure (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  NSW Natural Resources Commissioner, Dr John Keniry AM, has been appointed Coordinator General of the Greyhounds Transition Taskforce...

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Dr Eliot Forbes appointed new Racing Queensland CEO

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace has welcomed the appointment of internationally renowned racing executive and qualified vet Dr...

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Greyhound racing continues with continued vigilance on animal welfare, integrity (QLD)

QUEENSLAND:  Greyhound racing will continue in Queensland with continued vigilance on animal welfare and integrity, Racing Minister Grace...

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SA Government supports local greyhound industry

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government has announced its support for South Australia’s $50 million greyhound industry - following a decision by the NSW...

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Greyhound Racing in Victoria

VICTORIA:  Acting Minister for Racing, Jill Hennessy, has advised that the Government has no plans to ban greyhound racing in Victoria.

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Greyhound Racing to be Shut Down in NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES: NSW will become the first Australian state to shut down greyhound racing after a Special Commission of Inquiry found overwhelming evidence of systemic animal cruelty, including mass greyhound killings and live baiting.

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Full Racing Queensland Board Announced

QUEENSLAND:  Racing Minister Grace Grace today announced the full composition of the new Racing Queensland Board. 

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State Government to introduce place of consumption tax for betting companies offering services in SA

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:  The State Government will introduce a place of consumption tax of 15% on the Net Wagering Revenue (NWR) of betting companies offering services in South Australia, effective from 1 July 2017.  The Gamblers Rehabilitation Fund will receive a contribution of $500,000 annually from...

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Additional funding to help local community groups prevent gambling harm (VIC)

VICTORIA: The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation has announced additional funding to support the rollout of five new projects aimed at preventing gambling harm, with a program budget for 2015–17 of $3.54 million.

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New Gaming Minister appointed to Cabinet (VIC)

VICTORIA:  The Hon.  Marlene Kairouz MP will join the Victorian Cabinet as Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.

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Court imposes $2.75 million in penalties on Bet365 companies for misrepresenting free bet offer (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Federal Court has ordered Hillside (Australia New Media) Pty Ltd (trading in Australia as Bet365) and...

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New Chair for Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (NSW)

NEW SOUTH WALES:  Lawyer Philip Crawford, a director of community advocacy groups Bravehearts and the Thomas Kelly...

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More Red Tape Reduction for the Territory's Clubs and Race Bookmakers (ACT)

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY:  The ACT Minister for Racing and Gaming, Mick Gentleman MLA has introduced a Bill to reduce more red tape in the...

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Legislation a sure bet to attract companies to the Territory (NT)

NORTHERN TERRITORY:  NT Minister for Racing Gaming & Licensing Peter Styles has said that l...

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