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.

28 November 2023

Gambling and liquor regulation in Victoria: a follow up of three Auditor-General reports (VIC)

The Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) has conducted a follow up inquiry into three Victorian Auditor-General’s reports. 

The PAEC has made 96 findings and 61 recommendations following its eight-month review of three Victorian Auditor-General’s reports.

28 November 2023

Gambling report urges primetime ad ban (VIC)

The Victorian Government's Public Accounts and Estimates Committee (PAEC) is urging the state government to consider stricter rules on gambling ads during primetime broadcasts and in public places.

24 November 2023

Government extends disciplinary action for The Star (QLD)

A remediation plan for The Star comprising of more than 100 initiatives across key areas of casino management and operations has been approved. The plan will be delivered over several years to ensure extensive reform is embedded.

24 November 2023

GambleAware to offer peer support for those experiencing gambling harm in 2024 (NSW)

People seeking gambling harm support through GambleAware will soon be able to consult with those with lived experience, thanks to a new service adding to the suite of free support already offered including general and financial counselling, online chat as well as education and other resources.

22 November 2023

Industry to fund additional financial counselling services (FED)

The Albanese Labor Government is partnering with industry stakeholders and the financial counselling sector to implement an innovative industry funding model to ensure increased access to financial counselling services for Australians.

22 November 2023

Casinos to pay more tax (NSW)

The NSW Government has announced that both The Star and Crown Casino have now agreed to increased tax arrangements. 

15 November 2023

Strengthening Tasmania's racing industry through new legislation (TAS)

Tasmania has introduced the  Racing Regulation and Integrity Bill 2023 and Racing Regulation and Integrity (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023 to strengthen governance, animal welfare matters and integrity across all three codes of racing in the State.

30 October 2023

New Advisory Group to help minimise casino gambling harm (NSW)

The Committee was established under the casino control laws and consists of four members: NICC Chief Commissioner Philip Crawford; Director of the Office of Responsible Gambling Alison Parkinson; Wesley Mission Operations Manager Sarah-Jane McGrath; and Merivale Group GM Commercial Mark Condi.

26 October 2023

More websites blocked to protect Australians against illegal online gambling (ACMA)

ACMA has announced that 863 illegal gambling and affiliate websites have been blocked since its first blocking request in November 2019.  A further 218 illegal services have also pulled out of the Australian market since ACMA commenced enforcement operations in 2017.

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