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

08 June 2022

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.

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08 June 2022

Gambling support campaign has positive impact (TAS)

The “Know your odds” campaign is aimed at encouraging Tasmanians to think about how much they are spending gambling, and reduce the amount lost.  An independent review of the campaign by EMRS confirms that it's having a positive impact. 

07 June 2022

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%...

06 June 2022

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.

01 June 2022

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.  

26 May 2022

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.

26 May 2022

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...

24 May 2022

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....

24 May 2022

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.

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