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

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.

 

14 July 2022

Launch of ‘The number that changed our life’ gambling awareness campaign

This July the Office of Responsible Gambling launched the next phase of The number that changed my life campaign. The creative and tagline in this phase has been adjusted to The number that changed our life to reflect the support that can be provided to family and friends of gamblers.

05 July 2022

Independent review into SkyCity (SA)

The South Australian government has announced it is commissioning an independent review of casino operations in South Australia.  The investigation will be undertaken by the Hon. Brian Martin AO QC.

04 July 2022

McGowan Government appoints two new Gaming and Wagering Commission members

Racing and Gaming Minister Dr Tony Buti has appointed two new members to the Gaming and Wagering Commission (GWC), bringing the total number of appointees this year to four. Helen Creed and Sam Buckeridge bring extensive board, regulatory and management experience to the State's gambling regulator.

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01 July 2022

Tighter regulation of the liquor and gaming industry (VIC)

Liquor Control Victoria has now been established to oversee liquor regulation, with the Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) to retain responsibility for gambling and casino oversight.  Changes to improve the powers and functions of the VGCCC have also come into effect.

30 June 2022

Former judge to lead external review into The Star casinos (QLD)

The Queensland government has announced that an independent external review of the operations of The Star casinos will be led by former justice Robert Gotterson.

28 June 2022

Having a bet? Have a game plan. Campaign launch

Responsible Wagering Australia and its members have launched its safer gambling campaign Having a bet? Have a game plan. This national campaign focuses specifically on setting deposit limits and will act as a reminder to think ahead and have a personal game plan in mind.

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