This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Securing the integrity future of the Tasmania racing industry
The Government commissioned independent racing expert Dale Montieth to review the Racing Regulation Act 2004 and the broader racing integrity model in Tasmania. The independent review into Tasmania’s Racing Regulation Act 2004 has now been released and indicate the Governments in-principal support....
Gambling support campaign has positive impact (TAS)
Greater certainty for Queensland country racing
The Queensland Government is delivering a new sustainable funding model. Changes include: a new 5% racing levy added to the betting tax (POC tax); broadening the betting tax to include free & bonus bets and increasing the betting tax revenue that goes directly to the racing industry from 35% to 80%...
Remake of key NSW gambling regulations
Gambling regulations due to expire in Sept 2022 are being put out for comment. These cover gambling harm minimisation measures such as counselling services, allowable TAB shareholdings, and special exemptions. Individuals and stakeholders are invited to have their say between 25 May and 22 June.
Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed (WA)
Premier Mark McGowan and Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson have congratulated Ralph Addis on his appointment as the new chief executive officer of Lotterywest and Healthway.
Queensland tightens controls around casino operators and gaming industry
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Shannon Fentiman has announced that Queensland's casino operators will be subject to tougher gambling laws as the state government improves compliance requirements, increases penalties and pushes for more gambling harm minimisation measures.
ACMA blocks more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites
The ACMA has requested that Australian internet service providers (ISPs) block more illegal offshore gambling and affiliate marketing websites. Website blocking is one of a range of enforcement options to protect Australians against illegal online gambling. Since the ACMA made its first blocking...
New rules for electronic gaming machines at Melbourne casino
The Victorian Gambling and Casino Control Commission (VGCCC) has changed the rules for electronic gaming machines (EGMs) at the Melbourne casino to help reduce harm.
Key changes are that:
- EGM players at the casino will no longer be able to play more than one machine at a time
- EGM players...
Delivering stronger powers to regulate gambling (VIC)
Victorian Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne says the government is continuing to ensure the state upholds the highest possible standard of gambling regulation, with legislation to implement further recommendations from the Crown Royal Commission introduced to Parliament today....
New app to tackle gambling harm (VIC)
Victorian Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Melissa Horne says Victorians experiencing gambling harm will now have access to a new self-help program at their fingertips, thanks to the new free "Reset" app developed by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.