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Below are links to key Victorian and federal government bodies and regulators associated with gambling.
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The current Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation is Ms Marlene Kairouz. She is also the Minister for Consumer Affairs.
The current Minister for Racing is Martin Pakula. He is also the Attorney-General.
The Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing supports the work of both the Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation and the Minister for Racing regarding legislation and regulation, gambling and racing issues, industry initiatives, and appeal matters.
The Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) is an independent statutory authority responsible for the regulation of gambling and liquor laws, the provision of licenses and the monitoring of compliance in Victoria. It also collects gambling taxes and levies. It began operation in 2012 as a successor to the Victorian Commission for Gambling Regulation.
Annual reports of the VCGLR document its activities as well as tax collected and notes on trends.
The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) is responsible for hearing appeals from decisions made by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Contact VCAT to obtain specific information on hearings.
The current Racing Integrity Commissioner is Mr Sal Perna. Mr Perna was appointed Victoria's inaugural Racing Integrity Commissioner on 1 March 2010 and has had his term extended until February 2019.
The Commonwealth Department of Communications, formerly the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, is responsible for the telecommunications structure in Australia, this includes administration of the Interactive Gambling Act, which governs gambling over phones and the internet. The department provides a dedicated page covering online gambling. The department is also responsible for the regulation of broadcasting.
The department of Social Services has a page dedicated to gambling in their Communities and Vulnerable people section. It outlines federal government initiatives in the area, including the National Consumer Protection framework response to the 2015 Illegal Offshore Wagering review.