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

29 July 2021

Investment Plan to grow Queensland racing

Racing Queensland’s Investment Growth Plan outlines the investment of $28.9 million in funding over the next two years, made possible through the Palaszczuk Government’s Budget commitment of an anticipated $41.3 million to Queensland racing through the Point of Consumption Tax (POCT).

28 July 2021

Additional financial support for impacted hospitality businesses welcomed (FED)

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) has welcomed the announcement of additional support for New South Wales and Victoria in response to their lockdowns and trading restrictions.  AHA CEO Stephen Ferguson commended the Federal and State Governments for providing critical relief to more businesses...

27 July 2021

Perth Casino Royal Commission timeline extended to March 2022

The timeline for the delivery of the Perth Casino Royal Commission's final report has been extended to March 4, 2022 following a request from Commissioners for more time to carry out their investigations.

27 July 2021

New Plan to Tackle Gambling Harm in Queensland

A four-year plan to prevent and minimise gambling harm to Queenslanders, families, and local communities has been released by the Palaszczuk Government during Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2021.

21 July 2021

Investing in the future of the racing industry (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has commented on improved training for apprentice jockeys and other racing industry career opportunities. Racing is a critical industry for Tasmania, generating more than $103 million a year in economic activity in the State, particularly benefiting rural...

21 July 2021

Investing in the future of the racing industry (TAS)

Tasmanian Minister for Racing, Jane Howlett, has commented on improved training for apprentice jockeys and other racing industry career opportunities. Racing is a critical industry for Tasmania, generating more than $103 million a year in economic activity in the State, particularly benefiting rural...

20 July 2021

Lotterywest records highest ever return to WA community

Lotterywest has announced a record-breaking year in 2020-21, with a return of $864.9 million to the Western Australian community in grants and lottery prizes. This includes $313.4 million that has gone to support the WA community through statutory and direct grants - the highest ever achieved.

14 July 2021

NSW Government invests in future of harness racing

The NSW government has announced $4.2 million for the construction of a new harness racing training centre in Bathurst and assistance to re-home former harness racing horses retiring from the sport.

12 July 2021

$3 million infrastructure upgrades for the racing industry (TAS)

The Tasmanian government is delivering infrastructure upgrades to meet the growing needs of today’s racing participants, as well as the next generation. They have announced further detail about the $3 million investment into one-off infrastructure upgrades.

08 July 2021

Future Gaming policy to generate more money for essential services (TAS)

The Tasmanian government has released proposed amendments to the Gaming Control Act 1993 for public consultation.  Proposed reforms include individual licences to operate EGMS in hotels and clubs, a reduction in the state-wide cap for EGMs of 150, and two new high roller non-resident casino licences...

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