ClubsNSW Media Releases - 2012
Date: 23 December
CLUBS WELCOME NEW MULTI-VENUE BAN POWERS
ClubsNSW today welcomed a new State Government initiative which allows licensed venues to ban troublemakers from all clubs and pubs across a local area.
Date: 21 December
IS IT WORTH $550? DRUNKEN TROUBLEMAKERS PUT ON NOTICE
The NSW Police Force has teamed up with ClubsNSW and the Australian Hotels Association (NSW) to launch a campaign highlighting "fail to quit" laws this summer.
Date: 29 November STATEMENT REGARDING PASSING OF NATIONAL GAMBLING REFORM BILL (2012)
Today’s passing of the amended National Gambling Reform Bill 2012 is a vast improvement on that which was proposed several weeks ago and is substantially different to the original proposals by Andrew Wilkie.
Date: 16 November CLUBS DISCOVER WHAT WOMEN WANT
The face of the local club is changing for the better with facials, fashion shows, and high-tea replacing pool tables, dart boards and even pokies as clubs embrace a more female-friendly atmosphere.
Date: 7 November FED GOVT CREATES NEW POKIE LAWS
The Federal Government has given itself the power to tax clubs and hotels to cover the huge cost of running the bureaucracy that will oversee voluntary pre-commitment technology on poker machines.
Date: 2 November POKIE LAW TIMETABLE NOT FAIR ON CLUBS & PUBS
While Clubs Australia remains supportive of voluntary pre-commitment technology being installed on poker machines, the Federal Government’s proposed timetable for its introduction doesn’t provide sufficient time for the majority of clubs to comply with the 2016 deadline.
Date: 19 October
CLUBS' SAFETY RECORD AT ALL TIME HIGH
New figures confirm that clubs’ zero tolerance approach to bad behaviour is a runaway success with clubs set to achieve an all time low for assaults in a calendar year.
Date: 11 October JOHN ROBERTSON SUFFERS FROM SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS ON CLUB TAX VOTE NSW Opposition leader John Robertson appears to be suffering from short term memory loss in his recent attack on reduced club gaming machine tax rates.
Date: 19 September THE NSW INSTITUTE OF SPORT AND CLUBSNSW EXTEND PARTNERSHIP
The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) is pleased to announce a four year extension of its partnership with Principal Partner ClubsNSW in the lead up to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Date: 18 September CLUBS' $10 BILLION CONTRIBUTION TO AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY
The first ever national study of the Australian club industry reveals that registered clubs make an annual economic and social contribution of almost $10 billion to the Australian community.
Date:12 September VICTORIAN PROBLEM GAMBLING RATE LOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
Clubs Australia says the rate of problem gambling in Victoria is almost half the official rate relied on by the State Government.
Date: 5 August CLUBS AND SALVATION ARMY JOIN TOGETHER TO FIGHT PROBLEM GAMBLING
A new problem gambling initiative will potentially see Salvation Army staff working in NSW clubs. In an Australian first, ClubsNSW is supporting a uniformed Salvation Army Chaplain being located at the Mingara Club on the NSW Central Coast as part of a 12 month trial.
Date: 26 June KID'S GAMBLING? DON'T BET ON IT
Gambling Research Australia has confirmed that a graph showing gambling participation rates amongst young people in a report commissioned by them is incorrect.
Date: 25 June CENTRAL WEST CLUBS LAUNCH ONLINE SUPPORT FOR PROBLEM GAMBLERS
New online technology specifically designed to help problem gamblers is being rolled out clubs in the Central West of NSW this week. The multi-venue self-exclusion system, developed by the Clubs NSW ClubSAFE program, allows problem gamblers to self-exclude from numerous venues with a click of a button.
Date: 15 June CLUBS LAUNCH TV AND RADIO CAMPAIGN: GETTING ON WITH THE JOB OF GAMBLING REFORM
A new national campaign will this weekend hit television screens during high profile programs such as The Voice, MasterChef, NRL and AFL football games and evening news broadcasts, promoting 11 measures clubs support to further reduce problem gambling.
Date: 4 June
ACMA DISMISSES CLAIMS OF POLITICAL ADVERTISING IN NRL SEMI-FINAL COMMENTARY
Clubs Australia has welcomed today’s report by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) which dismissed a complaint by Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon, relating to match commentary about mandatory pre-commitment during an NRL semi-final last October. The two anti-gambling politicians incorrectly claimed that the 2 minute commentary by Ray Warren and Phil Gould was political advertising, and its failure to be acknowledged as such was a breach of the Broadcasting Services Act.
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Date: 25 May
CLUBS SAY NO TO HIGH SCHOOL BULLIES
“Safer Schools...Safer Workplaces”.
High school bullies will have their job applications rejected under an anti-bullying program being launched today by clubs in the State’s Murray region and which is expected to be rolled out state-wide next year.
Date: 22 May
WILKIE BACKFLIPS ON WILKIE BACKFLIP
Andrew Wilkie’s decision to support the Federal Government’s proposed gambling reform legislation should finally bring to an end 18 weeks of posturing by the Member for Denison.
Date: 22 May
WINE REPLACES BEER O'CLOCK AT CLUBS
The stereotype of a schooner being the drink of choice at clubs is becoming a thing of the past, with wine sales surpassing beer sales at more and more NSW clubs. In fact, some clubs are tracking to increase wine sales by 60 percent this financial year compared to the previous 12 months.
Date: 1 May
WILKIE NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE WAY
ClubsAustralia has called on Andrew Wilkie to stop blocking genuine poker machine reform after his latest demand of the Federal Government.
Date: 17 April
FLOOD OF ERRORS IN GREENS' OUTBURST
ClubsNSW and the Australian Hotels Association (NSW) today welcomed news that help would be available for clubs and pubs in disaster declared areas, and urged the NSW Greens to read the details of the announcement before attacking flood-affected regions.
Date: 30 March
YOUNG PEOPLE WANTED TO WALK KOKODA TRACK FOR 70TH ANNIVERSARY
ClubsNSW is looking for two community driven young people to represent NSW in its annual Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge. Two people between the age of 16 and 22 will be chosen in the annual Challenge this year determined by their community spirit and contributions toward local issues.
Date: 30 March
QUEST IS ON FOR AUSTRALIA’S NO.1 CLUB
The search to find the nation’s best registered club is on this April with one lucky club member to win a $10,000 overseas trip. All you have to do is log onto www.clubsnswpeopleschoice.com.au, leave your contact details and rate your registered club out of 10 for value for money, food, entertainment and community service.
Date: 14 March
WILKIE GIVES CLUBS THE SILENT TREATMENT ON OFFER TO TRIAL $1 MAX BET
Tasmanian Independent MP Andrew Wilkie ignored an offer 6 months ago to trial the $1 maximum bet technology on poker machines he is now demanding the Federal Government introduce. The Grafton District Services Club wrote to Andrew Wilkie in September last year, offering its 149 poker machines as a site for a trial of low intensity / $1 max bet poker machines.
Date: 13 February
CLUBGRANTS A $264 MILLION DOLLAR WIN FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS
The new ClubGRANTS scheme is set to benefit community groups, sports and charities across NSW, with an extra $90 million in community grants to be donated by clubs over the next four years.
Date: 8 February
CLUBS LAUNCH ONLINE SUPPORT FOR PROBLEM GAMBLERS
With just the click of a button, problem gamblers living anywhere in NSW will be able to use a secure website to ban themselves from their local clubs.
Date: 21 January
CLUBS’ RESPONSE TO GOVT OFFER OF TRIAL OF MANDATORY PRE-COMMITMENT
Clubs Australia is encouraged by the Federal Government’s commitment to a full and proper trial of mandatory pre-commitment on poker machines in the ACT’s 60 clubs.
Date: 21 January
CLUBS ACT CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF AN OFFER FOR A TRIAL IN THE ACT
Chief Executive of ClubsACT Jeff House has confirmed that he met with Minister Jenny Macklin last night and at that meeting received a formal offer from the Commonwealth for the ACT to host a trial of Mandatory Pre-Commitment.
Date: 20 January
FANCIFUL CLAIMS FROM THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE
Australia’s gaming machine manufacturers today dismissed claims from The Australia Institute that the cost of mandatory pre-commitment is less than that outlined by industry experts.
Date: 20 January
PEOPLE WANT COMPROMISE ON POKER MACHINE REFORM
A poll of 800 voters shows more than half of Australians want a compromise on poker machine reform that could include voluntary pre-commitment.
Date: 18 January
GREENS HIDE THE BAD NEWS ON $1 MAX BETS
Clubs Australia has today reiterated its opposition to the $1 max bet policy being shopped to the media by the Australian Greens and Senator Nick Xenophon. Clubs Australia has made clear to all Federal MPs it would never support any proposal to force $1 max bets on recreational gamblers.
Date: 17 January
WILKIE AND XENOPHON FAIL TO READ THE FINE PRINT OF AGREEMENT WITH PRIME MINISTER
Clubs Australia says it hopes Andrew Wilkie will use his flight to Western Australia today to carefully read the terms he signed off on in his agreement with the Prime Minister 16 months ago.