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RWA Praises Consumer Protection Framework

The Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have agreed to a new National Consumer Protection Framework designed to curb the influence of online wagering operators.

RWA Praises Consumer Protection Framework

The Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments have agreed to a new National Consumer Protection Framework designed to curb the influence of online wagering operators.

Stephen Conroy said several of the key measures within the agreement would bolster Australia's place as a global leader for social responsibility in wagering.

"Responsible Wagering Australia and its members have been amongst the leading advocates for higher industry standards and stronger safeguards to protect consumers," Conroy said.


In response to the announcement Responsible Wagering Australia executive director Stephen Conroy noted that several of the key measures within the agreement would place Australia highly as a global leader for social responsibility in wagering.

"Responsible Wagering Australia and its members have been amongst the leading advocates for higher industry standards and stronger safeguards to protect consumers," Conroy said.

"The final agreement of key measures including a prohibition on account sign-up offers, enhanced pre-commitment standards, stricter identity verification and a National Self-Exclusion Register are all significant changes which RWA has strongly supported.

"The Commonwealth Government has already introduced other significant measures with strong industry support that enhance consumer protection and meet community expectations.

"These include a prohibition on credit betting, the banning of links between wagering and payday lending services and a reduction in the volume of television advertising.

"RWA thanks the Commonwealth Government, in particular Minister Fletcher and his predecessors Ministers Tehan and Tudge, for leading a thorough and consultative process to achieve this comprehensive package of reforms."

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