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

30 September 2021

Increased funding for racing industry confirmed by Tasracing Board

The Tasracing Board has agreed to increase code funding by $2.26 million, or 8 per cent.

As part of this increase, stakes will increase for the harness code by 6 per cent, 7.1 per cent for thoroughbreds and 7.7 per cent for the greyhound code.

29 September 2021

Good grants news for Queensland community groups (QLD)

Community organisations across the Rockhampton and Keppel region will share in almost $380,000 from the latest round of grants from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund (GCBF).

28 September 2021

Appointment of GambleAware Statewide Aboriginal Service Provider (NSW)

NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling Services has been awarded the contract to deliver its GambleAware Statewide Aboriginal Service, commencing January 2022.  The service will provide access to culturally appropriate gambling support services for aboriginal communities across the state.  

09 September 2021

Point of consumption revenue up (TAS)

For the 2020-21 financial year PoC tax revenue of $14.6 million has been received, more than $2 million above budget.  Consistent with the government's commitment, 80 per cent of the additional revenue will be shared with the racing industry.

04 September 2021

Pub Staff back Vaccinations (NSW)

Hotel staff across NSW have overwhelmingly backed the Premier's calls for double vaccination.  AHA NSW CEO John Whelan said it was obvious a clear majority of hotel staff want to work in a vaccinated environment - and want to get back to work.

03 September 2021

NSW Government announces ILGA board appointment

The NSW Government has appointed a new member to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) Board, which makes decisions on higher risk licensing proposals and disciplinary matters involving hotels, clubs, bottle shops and the casino.

23 August 2021

NSW Government response to Bergin Inquiry

The NSW Government has agreed to support all 19 recommendations from the Bergin Inquiry Report on the regulation of casinos in NSW and the suitability of Crown Resorts to hold a restricted gaming facility licence.

23 August 2021

New First Nations Gambling Harm Program (VIC)

The program will receive $250,000 over 15 months to help young Wadawurrung people pursue self determination through social, emotional and health & wellbeing measures, with a key focus on minimising gambling harm. Strong Brother Strong Sister is 100% Aboriginal youth-led & operated. 

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