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.

01 February 2023

New RCG Training starts 1 February (NSW)

From February 1, new and improved Responsible Conduct of Gambling training will be available across NSW.   More information on the new training framework can be found on the website of Liquor and Gaming NSW

24 January 2023

CDU receives funds to survey people in the NT on their experience with gambling

A new Charles Darwin University (CDU) survey will seek to obtain an accurate snapshot of the experience of gambling in the Northern Territory.

CDU received almost $750,000 from the NT Community Benefit Fund to survey gambling patterns.

17 January 2023

NSW clubs in favour of cashless payment options for pokies

ClubsNSW and its member clubs support cashless gaming technology. “We know that society is moving towards a cashless economy, which is why we already have a digital wallet trial underway,” ClubsNSW Chairman Dr George Peponis said.

04 January 2023

NSW to reform casino tax rates

Casino tax arrangements will be reformed by the NSW Government to help fund vital services.

The proposed increases are anticipated to commence on 1 July 2023 and include tax rates on what casinos earn from gaming tables and poker machines.


17 December 2022

Warning against illegal trade promotion lotteries (SA)

South Australians are being warned to be on the lookout for unlicensed trade promotion lotteries, following concerns about an increase in unlawful activity around Australia.

08 December 2022

AUSTRAC action against SkyCity Casino (SA)

AUSTRAC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the operators of the SkyCity Adelaide Casino.

AUSTRAC continues to work with SkyCity to ensure it complies with its obligations under the AML/CTF Act and to ensure it continues to meet its obligations in the future.

04 December 2022

Statewide campaign to kickstart careers in hospitality (NSW)

The NSW Government has launched a major recruitment campaign to help ease staff shortages across the hospitality industry. The  Kickstart Your Career in Hospitality campaign will showcase the industry and highlight the range of long-term career options available throughout the sector.

02 December 2022

Huge boosts for Queensland racing

Racing clubs across regional Queensland will share in $2.6 million of infrastructure funding thanks to the last round of the Country Racing Program.

The Country Racing Program helps country racing clubs by providing assistance for important upgrades and maintenance.

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