This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.

09 August 2022

New measures to strengthen NT's gambling regulations

Staff at venues where gambling services are available now have to complete a Responsible Service of Gambling course every three years. The free online course ensures staff are up to date with the latest harm minimisation strategies for problem gambling.

05 August 2022

Call for submissions inquiry into money laundering in pubs and clubs issues paper 3

As part of an inquiry into money laundering via electronic gaming machines in licenced premises, the New South Wales Crime Commission (NSWCC) is calling for submissions in response to its third issues paper published today.

03 August 2022

Racing to a better future (NSW)

The NSW government has announced approximately $260 million in additional funding over the next four years is being committed to the NSW racing industry as part of the 2022-23 State Budget.

03 August 2022

Casinos to face $100 million fines for misconduct under new reforms (NSW)

The new NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) will have powers to fine operators up to $100 million and take disciplinary actions against individual board members and executives, under legislation to be introduced to Parliament next week. 

02 August 2022

Nation-leading reforms to hold casino to account (VIC)

The Victorian Government is introducing major reforms to tackle gambling related harm and address money laundering at Crown Melbourne, with legislation to implement a further twelve recommendations from the Royal Commission introduced to Parliament.

28 July 2022

Innovative pilot tackling gambling harm in Ballarat (VIC)

The region of Ballarat in Victoria is piloting an innovative new program which equips allied health professions with a new way of screening patients to determine the best treatments to get them back on track.

25 July 2022

The new NSW GambleAware legal information hub

The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling have published a new GambleAware online legal information hub. The hub provides useful information and support options to help people who are experiencing legal issues associated with gambling.

21 July 2022

Lotterywest contributes record-breaking return to WA community

Lotterywest has contributed a record-breaking return to the Western Australian community, with 2021-22 producing a return of $1.03 billion in lottery prizes and grants.

19 July 2022

Gambling support for people from diverse communities (NSW)

The NSW Government is investing in a new campaign, The Number that Changed our Life, aimed at helping people from diverse communities that are facing problems with gambling and are uncertain of how to get help.

18 July 2022

Supporting the wellbeing of Queenslanders in Gambling Harm Awareness Week: Start Yarning

Queenslanders are being urged to start a conversation about gambling during Gambling Harm Awareness Week (GHAW).  The week (18-24 July) provides an opportunity to break down stigma, discuss how to reduce unsafe gambling, and support wellbeing.

 

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