This section contains links to media releases about gambling, responsible gambling and harm minimisation from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Unclaimed gambling winnings to fund worthy community projects (WA)
Western Australian community projects will benefit from sharing in approximately $600,000 in unclaimed gambling winnings via the Gaming Community Trusts grants program.
The program is open to eligible not-for-profit or charitable projects run by individuals or organisations.
The Number That Changed My Life campaign set to relaunch in June (NSW)
The Number that Changed my Life campaign is set to relaunch in June. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma associated with gambling in CALD communities and drive help-seeking in these communities by directing them to the NSW GambleAware information and services.
Direction issued to SkyCity Casino
SkyCity Adelaide has been directed to appoint a qualified independent expert as the Independent Monitor to review the operator’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing and host responsibility enhancement programs.
Gambling-related signage to go in NSW by September 2023
The NSW Government is moving to ban external gambling related signage (e.g. VIP Lounge) from pubs and clubs across the state by 1 September 2023.
For more information on how this prohibition will be implemented and important dates, please refer to the position paper.
Gamers, parents, and industry encouraged to have their say on gambling in computer games
The Federal Government has invited the community to have their say on the classification of computer games that feature gambling-like content, with a consultation opening today on updates to the classification guidelines.
Supporting RSLs to Surrender Gaming Machines (VIC)
Victorian clubs and RSLs will be able to give back gaming machine entitlements they no longer use, and have their remaining debts forgiven, under a new surrender scheme announced by the Government.
Two hundred racing jobs out of the starting gates (VIC)
The Victorian Government has announced a $3.1 million investment to deliver 200 jobs in the racing sector through Jobs Victoria.
The program will provide an opportunity for disadvantaged jobseekers to start a career in the racing industry, and includes paid training.
NSW Government introduces Bill to ban clubs with gaming machines from donating to NSW political parties
The NSW Government has introduced a bill that seeks to amend the Electoral Funding Act 2018 to outlaw political donations from clubs that house gaming machines or are otherwise involved in wagering, betting or other gambling.
UKGC plans for implementation of the Gambling Act Review White Paper
It is the intention of the UKGC that the first set of White Paper-related LCCP consultations will be published in the UK summer and pre-consultation engagement with stakeholders will have begun in a number of other policy areas.
Supporting Victoria's Racing Industry
Under legislation introduced to Parliament, the Point of Consumption Tax (POCT) will be increased from 10% to 15% of net wagering revenue effective from 1 July 2024.
Revenue raised will help the sustainability of the industry, and continue to support the Hospitals and Charities Fund.