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

12 October 2021

TAB sale process resumes with new invitation for expressions of interest (WA)

The State Government has recommenced the Western Australian TAB sale process to secure the long-term future of the State's racing industry. The sale process was well progressed prior to the onset of COVID-19, but was subsequently suspended due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

11 October 2021

Regional racing back on track (NSW)

The NSW Government has welcomed the return of crowds of up to 5,000 people to regional racecourses and tracks as the state strengthens its commitment to economic recovery.

11 October 2021

Interim liquor licences approved for Crown's Barangaroo Casino (NSW)

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) has today approved three interim liquor licences for Crown’s Barangaroo resort that were due to expire on 31 October 2021. ILGA chair Philip Crawford said the liquor licences had been issued on an interim basis and will expire on 30 June 2022.

30 September 2021

Increased funding for racing industry confirmed by Tasracing Board

The Tasracing Board has agreed to increase code funding by $2.26 million, or 8 per cent.

As part of this increase, stakes will increase for the harness code by 6 per cent, 7.1 per cent for thoroughbreds and 7.7 per cent for the greyhound code.

29 September 2021

Good grants news for Queensland community groups (QLD)

Community organisations across the Rockhampton and Keppel region will share in almost $380,000 from the latest round of grants from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

28 September 2021

Appointment of GambleAware Statewide Aboriginal Service Provider (NSW)

NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling Services has been awarded the contract to deliver its GambleAware Statewide Aboriginal Service, commencing January 2022.  The service will provide access to culturally appropriate gambling support services for aboriginal communities across the state.  

09 September 2021

Point of consumption revenue up (TAS)

For the 2020-21 financial year PoC tax revenue of $14.6 million has been received, more than $2 million above budget.  Consistent with the government's commitment, 80 per cent of the additional revenue will be shared with the racing industry.

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