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

25 November 2020

GambleAware launches problem gambling treatment survey (UK)

GambleAware has announced the commission of its 2nd Annual GB Treatment & Support Demand Survey to determine the barriers, take up & demand for problem gambling treatment & support in Great Britain, for those affected by either their own or someone else’s gambling. Results are due in Spring 2021.

18 November 2020

Crown Barangaroo’s gaming operations to be delayed (NSW)

The NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority has formally requested Crown Resorts to delay opening gaming operations at its Barangaroo casino next month.

17 November 2020

Support jobs with a free pub meal at your local: AHA NSW

NSW residents are being urged to use the State Government's new "Out and About" voucher scheme to support jobs down at their local by dropping in for a pub meal.

17 November 2020

The game has changed for gambling harm (SA)

The rise of smartphone gambling apps and online gaming are game changers in the gambling world, so Relationships Australia South Australia is focusing its Gambling Harm Awareness 2020 efforts on how to reduce online gambling harm.

12 November 2020

Further support for Tasmania's racing sector (TAS)

Tasmania’s racing industry injects around $103 million a year into the Tasmanian economy including in rural and regional areas and this year’s State Budget recognises its importance through further support and investment.

11 November 2020

Digital registration to be mandated from 23 November (NSW)

Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said digital registration, including QR codes, is fast, accurate and will give customers more confidence during a pandemic.

10 November 2020

Tourism and hospitality industry training boost (TAS)

Tasmania has announced $1 million over two years to support the establishment of a new not-for-profit industry Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to grow the skilled Tasmanian hospitality and tourism workforces.

09 November 2020

NSW RGF Gambling Research Capacity Grants 2021

In 2021, the NSW Responsible Gambling Fund will provide funding for two full time PhD scholarships (or part time equivalent) to build capability and capacity for Australian gambling research. Study grants will also be available later in 2021, subject to the easing of current restrictions.

30 October 2020

CBA ordered to pay $150,000 for credit limit increase provided to problem gambler (FED)

The Federal Court has ordered the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to pay a $150,000 penalty for failures to take account of a notification by a customer that he was experiencing gambling problems and to take reasonable steps to verify his financial situation before offering and approving a...

27 October 2020

Statement from the Premier of Victoria: Easing Restrictions (VIC)

Under the Third Step, and from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27 October 2020, Melbourne will move from “stay home” to “stay safe”, with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home. Pubs and restaurants can reopen.  From 8 November 2020, and if case numbers continue to fall, the 25km limit will cease.

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