This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Consultation extended on draft gaming machine harm minimisation laws (NSW)
Consultation on the NSW Government’s proposed gaming machine harm minimisation laws has been extended to 11 December 2020 to allow more time for submissions. Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said there has been significant interest in the reforms from the community, industry & NGOs.
Free at-home gambling pilot treatment launches (NSW)
An online gambling pilot program, launched on the 23rd October 2020 by the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, incorporates effective treatments used in the clinic, for people at home who have started to notice they have a gambling problem.
Supporting more Victorians to address gambling harm (VIC)
Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne has announced extra funding for two Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF) programs during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (19–25 October) - an additional $660,000 for migrant and refugee communities, and community sporting clubs.
Seek support and show gambling who’s boss (WA)
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week 2020 runs from 19-25 October. It is a reminder to seek support if you feel your gambling behaviours are affecting finances, mental health or relationships.
Have your say on laws that help minimise gambling harm (NSW)
The Gaming Machines Amendment (Gambling Harm Minimisation) Bill 2020 will help registered clubs and hotels minimise gambling harm and provide support to gaming machine players.
Have your say on the proposed changes by 11:59pm 30 October 2020 by visiting the NSW Customer Service website.
GambleAware message asks community to look behind their screens (NSW)
This GambleAware Week (19-25 October 2020), punters, their friends and families are being asked to consider how gambling behaviour has changed, moving out of social spaces and going behind screens – making it harder to spot the signs something is wrong.
Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (NT)
Digitising the rules of Government to make compliance easy (NSW)
Jobs gallop in with commitment to $38 million Gold Coast Turf Club redevelopment (QLD)
The Palaszczuk Government has today announced a $31.5 million commitment to the multimillion-dollar Gold Coast Turf Club redevelopment.
More flexibility with RSA Training offered online (VIC)
Victorians are being given more opportunities to prepare for the reopening of licensed venues with the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) program to be available online.