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.

30 September 2022

Increased funding for racing industry (TAS)

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has announced that the funding allocation for Tasmania's racing industry will increase by 8% or $2.53 million, effective 1 October 2022.

27 September 2022

Feedback into proposed gambling harm reforms released (ACT)

The ACT Government has taken another step towards realising its commitment of reducing harm from electronic gaming machines (EGMs), with the release of a listening report detailing feedback on the proposed harm reduction measures of a $5 bet limit and $100 load-up limit for EGMs in the ACT.

21 September 2022

Strengthened casino law passes parliament (WA)

The Casino Legislation Amendment (Burswood Casino) Act 2022 has been passed in the West Australian parliament. The legislation provides for tougher penalties, better oversight and more powers for the casino regulator.

20 September 2022

Nation-Leading Laws Passed To Hold Crown To Account (VIC)

The Victorian government has passed legislation to boost protection for consumers and increase oversight of the casino, delivering on an additional 12 of the 33 Royal Commission recommendations. 

20 September 2022

Nation-leading card-based gaming with pre-commitment a first in Tasmania

In response to the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission’s report into harm minimisation technologies for EGMs in hotels, clubs and casinos, the government has announced its support for the recommendation to implement a state-wide player card gaming system with pre-commitment and cashless gaming.

20 September 2022

Moratorium on new gaming machines in hotels and taverns across Alice Springs (NT)

New gaming machine licenses at community venues in Alice Springs have been suspended for nine
months as the Territory Government moves to strengthen the application process.

15 September 2022

Online gambling inquiry launched

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has today launched an inquiry into online gambling and its impacts on people with gambling problems.

The inquiry will explore current legislation, consumer protections and support programs.

14 September 2022

Star unsuitable to hold casino licence (NSW)

The NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has published Adam Bell SC’s report.

The NICC has issued The Star with a show cause notice and is considering its options for disciplinary action in response to Bell’s findings and recommendations.

07 September 2022

NSW Independent Casino Commission

The NSW Independent Casino Commission (NICC) has officially begun a new regulatory regime to oversee the state's two Sydney-based casinos.

The NICC was created with extensive regulatory powers, independent of government.

01 September 2022

Statement from the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority – Bell Report (NSW)

The Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has received Adam Bell SC’s report on the suitability of The Star to hold a casino licence.

The Authority has appointed Wexted Advisors to act on its behalf to observe and monitor The Star’s operations and internal procedures.

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