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

03 December 2021

Commissioner appointed to lead Qld Racing Integrity Commission (QLD)

Mr Shane Gillard has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.  Mr. Gillard has many years of leadership experience across regulatory and investigative roles with a focus on working with industry. His most recent role has been General Manager, Integrity...

30 November 2021

Increased funding for Tasmanian racing industry

The Minister for Racing has announced that Tasracing has brought forward a proposed code funding increase by 6 months to 1 January, 2022. The decision to increase funding by 4.3% was taken given the strong financial performance in the 2020/21 financial year.

29 November 2021

A new “United” campaign tackling sports gambling (SA)

SA Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink has announced the new Here For The Game campaign that will challenge the normalisation of sports betting, reinforcing the positive aspects of sport outside of gambling.

25 November 2021

Future Gaming Market reforms officially pass Parliament (TAS)

Tasmania's Gaming Control Amendment (Future Gaming Market) Bill has passed through both Houses of Parliament today.

The Bill legislates that work be undertaken and implemented by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission as soon as practicable.

23 November 2021

Inaugural Chair For New Gambling And Casino Regulator (VIC)

The Andrews Labor Government has appointed Fran Thorn as the inaugural chair of the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC).

Ms. Thorn will help establish the new regulator and its role with her appointment for three years from 1 January 2022.

23 November 2021

Roundtable aims to improve women’s safety in licensed venues (QLD)

A focus has been put on women’s safety at Queensland’s licenced venues with stakeholders from the liquor and entertainment industry, community groups and government coming together at a roundtable in Brisbane.

17 November 2021

ACMA moves to block illegal online lottery services

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will today request Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block illegal offshore lottery websites We Love Lotto and Red Fox Lotto.  Investigations found they offer tickets in overseas lotteries & are not licensed in Australia.

10 November 2021

Terms of reference for racing review released (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has announced a review of the a review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (Tas).  Mr Dale Monteith has been appointed as an independent expert to undertake the review.

10 November 2021

Sportsbet fined for illegal gambling ads (NSW)

Australia's largest online wagering company Sportsbet has been convicted of gambling advertising breaches following investigations by Liquor & Gaming NSW.

08 November 2021

RGAW: Know the signs (WA)

Responsible Gambling Awareness Week is to be held from 8th - 14th November. The State Government is urging Western Australians to recognise the warning signs before gambling becomes a problem. 

RGAW promotes responsible gambling and highlights support services available.

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