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.
Report released: You win some, you lose more
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has today tabled the report of its inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on those experiencing gambling harm. The report provides 31 recommendations that apply a public health lens to online gambling.
Extension granted for independent investigation into racing allegations (TAS)
An eight week extension has been granted by the Government for the final report by the independent investigator into the State’s harness racing industry.
Credit Card cash out not welcome at Gaming Venues across NSW
Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) is reminding all venues across NSW to comply with fundamental gaming harm-minimisation requirements. Under the Gaming Machines Act 2001, hotels or clubs with gaming machines are not allowed to have ATMs with credit access in any part of the venue.
Gaming compliance inspections underway across NSW
Liquor & Gaming NSW has announced the commencement of a targeted compliance program to ensure adherence to key gaming harm-minimisation measures. It is expected that some 500 inspections will be undertaken, with Liquor & Gaming NSW taking a zero-tolerance approach to any breaches.
Gaming machine reforms in NSW
VGCCC puts gambling operators on notice to minimise gambling harm
The VGCCC has issued a statement on 22 June 2023 which is believed to be a world-first among gambling regulators. It declares that gambling 'harm is preventable', and minimising harm will 'guide all our regulatory decisions, actions and expectations'.
Proposed legislation to increase casino duties to follow winter recess (NSW)
NSW Treasurer, Daniel Mookhey has announced that discussion of an increase in casino tax rates with effect from 1 July 2023 (inherited by the current Government as a legacy policy upon election in March) will continue following the forthcoming Parliamentary winter recess.
Gambling returns to pre-pandemic levels
Government warns industry about going quiet on gambling harm messaging in TV ads
The NSW Government is calling on wagering operators to ensure responsible gambling messages are communicated effectively in advertising. The requirement is part of the National Consumer Protection Framework (NCPF) for Online Wagering in Australia.
NT Government lowers the cap on gaming machines
The Territory Labor Government has lowered the cap on gaming machines in community venues across the NT which now stands at 1,659, down from 1,699. This brings an end to a nine-month moratorium on new gaming machines in Alice Springs, announced last September.