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

21 January 2022

Multicultural service speaks gambling harms (NSW)

A new service provider has been appointed to support the provision of multicultural services for the Office of Responsible Gambling’s flagship GambleAware program.  

19 January 2022

Setting limits makes a difference, but gamblers need more prompts to opt-in

NSW Department of Customer Service say CQUniversity researchers have found bet limits can help keep Australia's online gamblers out of hot water, but the majority of consumers aren't using the money-saving mechanism

19 January 2022

Research finds gamblers prefer upbeat messages that focus on spending less

Researchers from CQUniversity have found that positive messages to help manage online gambling are more likely to encourage punters to take action. The research follows evidence that online gambling puts participants at higher risk of gambling harm than traditional consumers.

18 January 2022

Laying the foundations for a new casino regulator

The Bergin Inquiry’s key recommendation for a standalone casino regulator is well on its way, with temporary arrangements put in place to support the new structure. It is expected the arrangements will start in February 2022 with a view to introducing legislative changes to parliament in mid-2022. 

10 January 2022

Further stake increases to support Tasmania's racing industry

The decision to increase code funding by 4.3% was possible given the strong financial performance of Tasracing in the 2020-21 financial year.

These stakes increases took effect from 1 January 2022.

10 December 2021

Deputy Commissioner appointed to help lead QLD Racing Integrity Commission

A new Deputy Commissioner for Queensland's racing integrity body has now been appointed with Natalie Conner to take on the role.

03 December 2021

Commissioner appointed to lead Qld Racing Integrity Commission (QLD)

Mr Shane Gillard has been appointed as the new Commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission.  Mr. Gillard has many years of leadership experience across regulatory and investigative roles with a focus on working with industry. 

30 November 2021

Increased funding for Tasmanian racing industry

The Minister for Racing has announced that Tasracing has brought forward a proposed code funding increase by 6 months to 1 January, 2022. The decision to increase funding by 4.3% was taken given the strong financial performance in the 2020/21 financial year.

29 November 2021

A new “United” campaign tackling sports gambling (SA)

SA Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink has announced the new Here For The Game campaign that will challenge the normalisation of sports betting, reinforcing the positive aspects of sport outside of gambling.

25 November 2021

Future Gaming Market reforms officially pass Parliament (TAS)

Tasmania's Gaming Control Amendment (Future Gaming Market) Bill has passed through both Houses of Parliament today.

The Bill legislates that work be undertaken and implemented by the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission as soon as practicable.

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