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

29 January 2021

Queensland communities get $16 million boost

More than 690 Queensland community groups will benefit from $16 million in funding from the latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF) grants. Today, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman announced the successful recipients from Round 106 of the GCBF.

15 January 2021

Tasmania and New Zealand hospitality sectors stand united

The Tasmanian Government has welcomed the announcement of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Tasmanian Hospitality Association (THA) and Hospitality New Zealand (Hospitality NZ). 

13 January 2021

Bet Regret narrative report published (UK)

GambleAware has published a narrative report on behalf of the Safer Gambling Campaign Board in the UK. The report outlines the rationale and initial policy motivation behind the public awareness initiative, in addition to the alignment with key stakeholders & the creation of a public health driven...

11 January 2021

UKGC consultation on gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence research (UK)

In this consultation document, the UK Gambling Commission share their intentions regarding changing the research methodology they use to collect gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence statistics. They believe this new approach will set the standard for authoritative research into...

05 January 2021

Independent investigator and draft terms of reference for review into Tasmanian Thoroughbred Racetracks

Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, says highly regarded national racing identity Mr Dale Monteith will lead an independent investigation into the circumstances around recent late cancellations of race meetings and the roles and responsibilities of Tasracing and the Office of Racing Integrity.

21 December 2020

Nearly $1.2 million of unclaimed winnings for community projects (WA)

Racing and Gaming Minister, Paul Papalia, says some of Western Australia's most vulnerable people will benefit from projects that are being supported by $1,193,785 in Gaming Community Trust grants.

17 December 2020

Government announces Crown Casino review (VIC)

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne, said the Andrews Labor Government has asked the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) to bring forward the Seventh Casino Review. 

16 December 2020

Liquor Licence approved for resort at Crown's Barangaroo Casino (NSW)

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has approved an interim liquor licence for the resort at Crown’s Barangaroo casino.  ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the Authority is considering a further two liquor licences for other non-gaming areas of the casino.

15 December 2020

Gambling rates drop during height of COVID restrictions (FED)

Gambling rates in Australia dropped off significantly during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, before increasing again over the past six months, according to new research from The Australian National University (ANU).

14 December 2020

Research finds minority ethnic communities are disproportionately impacted by gambling harms and have a higher demand for treatment and support (NSW)

New research commissioned by GambleAware has found that minority ethnic communities are disproportionately impacted by gambling harms and also have a higher demand for treatment. 75% of problem gamblers from minority ethnic communities say they want some form of treatment or support.

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