This section contains links to media releases about gambling and responsible gambling from government, industry and other bodies in Australia and New Zealand.
Supporting our hospitality workers (TAS)
Sarah Courtney, Minister for Small Business, Hospitality and Events, says the health, safety and wellbeing of Tasmanians is the Government’s number one priority as we continue the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks to continue the measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe. (VIC)
The State of Emergency in Victoria will be extended for another four weeks to continue the measures designed to slow the spread of coronavirus and keep Victorians safe.
Government’s $2.6 million bet on country racing returns jobs dividend (QLD)
The Palaszczuk Government will provide $2.6 million in infrastructure funding for 32 race clubs across Queensland, creating or supporting almost 100 jobs, Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has announced.
Further restrictions eased (TAS)
With the Public Health Direction now finalised, full details of what Tasmanians can now safely enjoy have now been outlined - subject to density requirements - and include 80 attendees in hospitality venues, with seated service to continue.
COVID-19 and its impact on gambling – what we know so far (UK)
The UK Gambling Commission released data on 12th June on COVID-19's impact on gambling behaviour. It showed that 75% of recent gamblers hadn't increased time or money spent gambling in April 2020.
Responsible Gambling Week to be relaunched as Safer Gambling Week (UK)
The UK’s gambling industry will rebrand its Responsible Gambling Week project as the Safer Gambling Week from 2020. The 2020 event will run from 19-25 November.
NZ Select Committee proposes changes to Racing Industry Bill (NZ)
The New Zealand Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee has proposed that changes be made to the charges imposed for the use of betting information, in a bid to limit data used by offshore bookmakers. There are over 30 areas where the Committee have recommended changes.
Aussies back COVID cure cash splash to help fix economy (NAT)
The Australian National University (ANU), examined more than 3,200 Australians' views about the Government's COVID-19 policies. Of the four policies examined, funding for a vaccine or treatment received the most support. This was followed by opening up pubs, clubs and cafes.
Statement from the Premier (VIC)
From next Monday, pubs and clubs will be able to host up to 50 seated patrons, with no requirement to purchase a meal with your drink, however you’ll need to give your contact details and table service restrictions will still apply.
Further COVID-19 restrictions set to ease from 1 July (NSW)
Restrictions imposed during COVID-19 will be further eased next month with strict social distancing rules.