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

05 July 2021

Funding to help community clubs shift to safe, sustainable revenue sources (ACT)

Applications for grants of up to $250,000 have opened to help Canberra’s club industry shift their reliance on gambling-based revenue to more long-term sustainable solutions. This is the 2nd round of funding announced by the ACT Government under the Diversification and Sustainability Support Fund.

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05 July 2021

Gambling on the decline in Tasmania

Gambling in Tasmania has continued to decline according to the latest Social and Economic Impact Study (SEIS) which was released on July 1. It found that the prevalence of gambling in the State has continued to decline from 71.7% in 2008, down to 58.5% in 2017 and was sitting at 47% in 2020.

21 June 2021

Clubgrants Category 3 Infrastructure Grants open Monday 5 July 2021

The NSW Government offers grants to communities across NSW to support the building, renovation and fit-out of community infrastructure.  For more information please visit the Office of Responsible Gambling website.

 

21 June 2021

Gambling Help NSW is changing to GambleAware from 1 July 2021

The transformation into GambleAware is more than a rebrand of services funded by the Office of Responsible Gambling.  It is a redesign of how gambling information, education, support and treatment are delivered. It will provide more information & will provide access to a greater range of support.

20 June 2021

NSW government invests in greyhound racing future

The NSW Government has taken steps to secure the long term future of greyhound racing in NSW, announcing $25 million in additional infrastructure funding and a new funding model that will see the regulator fully-funded by the NSW Government. 

17 June 2021

Off and racing at regional racetracks (NSW)

The NSW Government will invest a record $67 million in regional racetracks in the 2021-22 NSW Budget, to deliver better facilities for punters and racegoers.

16 June 2021

NSW Government launches multicultural gambling awareness campaign

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people from culturally & linguistically diverse backgrounds to recognise gambling harm and to seek help. The Number that Changed My Life uses insights gained from research & consultation with gambling counsellors working with multicultural clients.

11 June 2021

Royal Commission into Crown Melbourne Extended (VIC)

The Victorian Government has granted a request from the Royal Commission into the Casino Operator and Licence to allow additional time and funding to complete its inquiry.  The Royal Commission will now report on 15 October 2021.

26 May 2021

New Faces for Greyhound Racing Victoria

The body overseeing greyhound racing in Victoria has been strengthened with two new board appointments.  Victorian Minister for Racing, Martin Pakula, has announced the appointments of Bill Buccilli and Daniel Nugent to the board of Greyhound Racing Victoria.

26 May 2021

Government Establishes Advisory Council for ACT Community Clubs

The ACT Government has established a new advisory council for the clubs sector in the ACT.   The council, to be chaired by the Minister for Gaming Shane Rattenbury, is comprised of representatives from community clubs, organisations working to reduce gambling harm, and other stakeholders. 

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