Topic: Gaming and liquor regulation

More Regional Grants To Prevent Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is stepping up the fight against gambling harm in regional and rural Victoria with $250,000 in prevention grants to be provided through the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation (VRGF). Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards in Bendigo today to launch the VRGF’s Prevention […]

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Perpetrators Face The Music As Pilot Program Launched

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with some of Victoria’s best known gig spots to stop sexual harassment and assault in live music venues. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley at the Corner Hotel in Richmond to launch the Sexual Harassment and Assault in Licensed Live […]

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New Smart Phone ID To Leave The Card Behind

The Andrews Labor Government is paving the way for Victorians to use their mobile phones as proof of age through new technology developed by Australia Post. In an Australian first, Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz has approved the use of Keypass in Digital ID ™ as an evidence of age document in […]

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Tackling Gambling Harm In Victoria’s CALD Communities

The Andrews Labor Government is protecting Victoria’s culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities from gambling harm by funding new targeted prevention projects. Acting Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Martin Pakula today announced the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation had awarded 12 community organisations a total of $200,000 to develop new programs across the state. Research […]

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$200,000 For CALD Projects To Reduce Gambling Harm

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian community organisations to apply for funding under a new $200,000 grants program to help prevent or reduce gambling harm in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Grants of up to $20,000 are available to grassroots CALD organisations for projects that offer assistance in combating problem gambling in these […]

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Apprentices Launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week

The Andrews Labor Government is backing an innovative problem gambling project targeting apprentices working in Victoria’s building and construction industry. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined apprentices from Incolink’s Apprentice Prevention Education Project to launch Responsible Gambling Awareness Week (RGAW) 2017 at RMIT University. Education programs are vital for industries like building […]

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Gambling Ad Ban Near Schools, Roads And Public Transport

The Andrews Labor Government will ban betting advertising on roads, public transport, and within 150 metres of all Victorian schools. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz today announced new laws that will shield vulnerable Victorians, particularly school aged children, from the promotion of gambling. The Gambling Legislation Amendment Bill 2017 will apply to […]

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Liquor And Gaming Inspector Jobs For Regional Victoria

Ararat and Sale will be home to two new regional liquor and gaming inspector hubs, following a funding boost by the Andrews Labor Government to hire permanent inspectors in regional Victoria. The government provided $11.3 million over four years to the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) in the 2017/18 State Budget to […]

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A Fairer Pricing System For Gaming Machines In Victoria

Venues that earn the most from pokies will be forced to pay more tax under changes announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz said the new gaming machine pricing system would increase taxes for pubs, clubs and hotels with high-earning gaming machines. The increased revenue these changes […]

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Cats Commit To Responsible Gambling Charter

Geelong Football Club have become the latest team to say no to gambling sponsorship by signing the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation’s responsible gambling charter. Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation Marlene Kairouz joined Geelong Football Club CEO Brian Cook and Vice-Captain Harry Taylor, as well as Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation Deputy Chair Mary […]

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