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
Sports Betting Ad Crackdown (VIC)

VICTORIA:  Sports betting ads on public transport and near schools would be banned under proposed reforms put forward by the Andrews Labor Government.

Australia/NZ
Government welcomes NT decision on “click-to-call” (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australian Government has welcomed the Northern Territory Racing Commission’s decision to...

Australia/NZ
AGE sets new attendance record (NAT)

NATIONAL:  The Australasian Gaming Expo (AGE) 2016 concluded today and with 6,813 visitors attending over the...

Australia/NZ
New initiatives a boost for WA tourism industry

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:  Gambling on cruise ships will be permitted for intrastate cruises and within 12 nautical miles of the...

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Tasmanian racing benefits from growth in international exposure

TASMANIA:  International interest in Tasmanian racing is helping the industry to become more sustainable.

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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...

Australia/NZ
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. ...

Australia/NZ
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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