Reducing Pokies Harm

Updated Legislation to Minimise Gambling Harm

24 July 2023

The Government has announced new regulations the Gambling Harm Prevention and Minimisation Amendment Regulations 2023 to strengthen gambling harm minimisation in class 4 venues.

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 Summary of submissions report from public consultation

These changes have been informed by public consultation. The Department ran a consultation process to seek feedback from the public on some high-level options for reducing harm. Consultation ran between 17 March 2022 and 28 April 2022. A series of hui with targeted stakeholder groups were also held.

Below are links to the discussion documents.

Reducing Pokies Harm - Public Discussion Document

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Below is a link to the summary of submissions report from public consultation.

This report summarises the views of 1,322 individuals and organisations that submitted on the discussion document from March to April 2022.

The full submissions are available here: Reducing pokies harm submissions

Publishing submissions

The Privacy Act 2020 governs how the Department of Internal Affairs collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information about submitters and the information they have provided. Submitters have the right to access and correct personal information.

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