Media Release

02-May-2018

Sport Contributions an X Factor

Australia prides itself on being a sporting nation. In fact, according to the Australian Immigration Handbook, ‘we play sport, watch sport, bet on sports and talk sports more than anything else’. Yet there is a very real risk that in the not too distant f

02-May-2018

ACT CLUBS PROUD SUPPORTERS OF WOMEN’S SPORT

ACT clubs are committed supporters of women’s sport and a large proportion of their community contributions create opportunities for female participation, despite the current reporting system downplaying this investment. This week, ACT Greens Spokesperson

17-Feb-2018

GREEK COMMUNITY THROWS A SMASHING PARTY AT 2016 MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL

Canberra’s Greek community will showcase its rich culture and diversity this Sunday in the 18th annual Greek Glendi street party at the 2016 National Multicultural Festival.

20-Jul-2017

ClubsACT Calls for Canberra-Wide Problem Gambler Exclusion

ClubsACT today launched its five point plan to tackle problem gambling, to ensure that the Canberra Community remains the most protected in Australia. The plan includes the introduction of: A venue cap of 280 machines in any single venue in the ACT, with

22-Jun-2017

When did a contribution to sport become a bad thing?

Last month the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) launched an attack on community clubs, headlining a media release with the statement, “Pokie Community Fund Rigged”. It included criticism of the contribution of community clubs to sport.

22-Mar-2017

ClubsACT Launches Your Canberra Clubs Community Education Campaign

ClubsACT today officially launched its community education campaign, Your Canberra Clubs, aiming to stimulate conversation among Canberrans about the vital role clubs play in the economic and social fabric of our community.

24-Feb-2017

7000 of Canberra’s Brightest Sports Stars Celebrated

The Vikings Group tonight celebrated the sporting achievements of its 360 Canberran teams across 51 sporting codes, at its Annual Sports Awards evening.

17-Feb-2016

Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

The Canberra Casino’s investment predicated on operating poker machines is the lure of fool’s gold and will cause many of Canberra’s not-for-profit community clubs to close.  We don’t need to look far to get a picture of the impact, because history gives

16-Dec-2015

CANBERRA COMMUNITY WILL LOSE IF CASINO GETS POKIES

ClubsACT has called on government to conduct the necessary research and consider the serious social and economic impacts for Canberra before deciding to change Casino legislation.