Ray Hadley says Newson-Baird alliance is a disgrace

RAY Hadley has slammed the interim CEO of Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW) Paul Newson for leaking a report to Premier Mike Baird and Deputy Premier Troy Grant.

The report was in relation to a phone conversation which was recorded between the former CEO of GRNSW Brent Hogan and a prominent greyhound trainer Tony Gannon.

The conversation occurred the week before the ABC’s Four Corners program went to air and depicted Gannon trying to ascertain information from the former CEO as to rumours that NSW participants had been caught on camera live baiting.

A subsequent report into the conversation by independent investigator David Madden recommended that the phone call was used as evidence during the Special Commission of Inquiry.

However, as the sport faces a shutdown at the hands of the Baird government, it has come to light that Newson had highlighted the matter and had sent the report to both Baird and Grant to ‘facilitate debate in Parliament associated with the closure of the greyhound racing industry in NSW’.

Hadley viciously attacked Newson’s move to send the report to the Premier, accusing him of aiding the government’s attempts to close the industry down.

“[Newson] has been appointed by the Premier to take charge of the industry and get to the bottom of the problems that were inherent in the industry for a small number of participants,” Hadley said on 2GB.

“He’s not there once he has taken the position to do the bidding of Mike Baird – he is not a puppet – he is supposed to be the Chief Executive Officer of Greyhound Racing New South Wales.

“Paul Newson, you should sack yourself today. You have portrayed yourself in a private and confidential letter… as nothing more than a subservient cap tagging, cap waving supporter of the Premier.

“You say in this private and confidential missive to the Premier and Deputy Premier ‘I am providing this report to you to facilitate debate in Parliament’.

“In other words, ‘nod nod wink wink, jam it to them Premier, here is a bit more stuff you can do to embarrass everyone involved’.

“He is there to close it down… that’s why he has been put there.”

Hadley was also highly critical of Mike Baird who has failed to listen to evidence over the past few weeks that the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing, tabled by Justice Michael McHugh, contains flawed and unsubstantiated evidence.

“This is not just about greyhound racing… this is about a Premier who is trying to orchestrate the decision he has made by getting his lackey that he appointed to support him,” Hadley said.

“The Premier told Fred Nile yesterday that he couldn’t remove from his mind the sight on the Four Corners program on live baiting.

“He made his decision a long time ago that greyhound racing had to be banned because of that report.

“Yes it’s horrendous, yes it’s dreadful, yes it shouldn’t have happened, but there has been no opportunity for Greyhound Racing New South Wales because of legislation under the Surveillance Act 2005 to remove these people from greyhound racing.

“[Mike Baird] could change that with the snap of a finger…and give them the power to get rid of… the cheats and the thieves and the hoons from the industry and leave the 80-90-95% of decent people to get on with their lives – but that doesn’t suit his agenda.

“Mike Baird you are one of the great disappointments. In fact, because its coming into the launch of the Olympics I say this to you – when it comes to disappointments in state parliament in NSW, you’re on the dais getting the bronze, the silver and the gold medal.

“You’re behaviour is reprehensible, it goes against your Christian values to act in such a duplicitous way… it’s disgraceful.

“There may be a few crooks in greyhound racing but I’ll give you a tip, they’ve got a few good bedfellows down there on Macquarie Street.”

Past Discussion

  1. This is disgraceful, firstly Baird demonises the participants and now with total arrogance, audacity and his born to be king attitude with the court jester by his side attacking decent hardworking public servants who were doing their job. Since when is a Chief Steward and a CEO paid by the tax payer to pander to the anti racing rabid rent a crowd. I doubt that was part of their job descriptions. Not only ruining their reputations, taking their incomes and humiliating them and prepared to lie about it to achieve his aims – because he cannot admit he stuffed up. What an ego we now have an out of control ego running the state.

  2. Deborah555 DEBORAH….

    what annoys me,is all of us, US, have been highlighting this DALIANCE for weeks,but a journo gets a sniff,and they get listened to. why is this so?

    STATUS?

    who knows,but I love the way RAY and HEDLEY have no aspirations in being SILENT on the matter. even RAY said today on radio,some of his best mates suggested to him HE WAS GOING OVER THE TOP WITH THIS GREYHOUND THING,JUST LET IT GO MATE”……..thank god, RAY and HEDLEY and a couple of others,look far deeper into a situation,research,read,and question it. without there help, who knows.

    but DEB I am not sure if you venture onto GDATA at all, but I cannot believe the stupidiness of some who have no patience for the requirements of delving and acting.

    some retorts on there sicken me at times,and if they believe that the BRENT SCOTT GROUP are laying down and taking it up the…..,well I can assure every single one of them that is not the case.

    you just cannot go GUNGHO into it. it has to be planned,categorised into do now /do later, and with such legal representation at the helm, I doubt anyone on that site has his expertise. be patient guys. look what has happened in just the past week alone. be patient and doN’T  be super heros or you will ruin it for everyone.

  3. dogem53 Deborah555  I am grateful to the journalists and at it makes a change from what Jarryd is doing or what they are all speculating he is doing.

  4. So, when the government-appointed head of the regulatory body for greyhound racing passes information to the Racing minister (Grant) or the Premier (Baird) it’s called a “leak”? Wow, you folks are really getting desperate! Whom do you imagine the CEO of GRNSW is answerable to — the government or the live baiters?

  5. JeffWhite4 ” leak” might be how you describe it Jeff but those who  think a little more deeply including some very respected right wing journalists, member of the productivity commission, respected National Party members see it as something far more serious than that. Why aren’t you spending your time trying to find greyhounds a home Jeff while it is still trendy on the North Shore, something to talk about with pseudo intellectual friends then when it is no longer trendy you can get back to talking about the things that normally interest you like Sydney property prices and that great little new restaurant that has opened up. If you think you are motivated by a love of greyhounds you are seriously deluded.

  6. JeffWhite4 .JEFF, you surprise me that you are this dumb.

    appointing a head of an organisation is one THING,BUT PLANTING A DEMON IS ANOTHER.

    you may live with that,because it suits your individual cause. but it is not only greyhound racing MR. BAIRD is hi-jacking,one only has to read the journals to see so much of the guy is hated by many..ABSOLUTELY HATED.

    and JEFF my boy,this is suiting you today,but if something he does that pisses you off or your organisation,dont come crying to us…….you deserve what you get,just the same as you say we deserve what we are getting.

    the good thing about me and a few others on here,is we see both sides…….you and your cause,i have said so many times,wanders away from your real purpose in what you do.

    you selectively lay the boots into the greyhound,not a dog,the greyhound, and LIKE BAIRD WHO SAYS HE HAS NIGHTMARES OF THE FOUR CORNERS PROGRAM, he is so tainted,allegedly by it,that it is not the trainers or owners he is trying to eliminate, IT IS THE BLOODY PICTURES OF THE DOGS……….HE HAS PARALLELED HIS FRIGHTS AND HATRED,THAT IT IS DEEP DOWN THE DOG ITSELF IS CAUSING HIM ALL THIS MENTAL TRAUMA.

    ONLY PROBLEM IS, HE HASNT DIAGNOSED THAT YET. HE IS UNAWARE HE IS MENTALLY TORTURED BY THE DOG………he needs a bit of COUCH TALKING,and very soon.

    and you should accompany him as well as a support. you,in the end,just maybe his only PALLY WELLY……what a reward for your dedication hey.

  7. dave…..WATCH THIS VID WHILE LATTE SIPPING. abrilliant production combined with the grace and elegance of the greyhound.

    yep,the dog BAIRD wants to SLAUGHTER BY THE THOUSANDS………choke on it BAIRDY BOY.

  8. Kudos to Ray Hadley for saying it how it is. It’s a Parliamentary matter now so no need for Newson to forward old news items to his masters.

    Oh well that’s army indoctrination for you. Newson was always a puppet, never a leader. Everyone knows this including his staff at Rhodes.

  9. LET’S MAKE PALS WITH RUSSIA……

    GET THEM TO ”HACK” BAIRDS COMPUTERS………BET MY LIFE SOME SORDID,JUICY TID-BITS WILL BE AMONG HIS RELIGOUS FILES.

    HOW LONG BEFORE THE PUBLIC WAKES UP THAT THOSE ADDS ”THEY” ARE PAYING FOR IS JUST THAT……….PAID FOR BY THEM?

    SURE A HOSPITAL OR A SCHOOL OR A HOMELESS AGENCY, MAYBE EVEN A ADOPT A DOG FOUNDATION COULD DO WITH THAT MOOLA…..DONT YA THINK?

    NAH,BECAUSE MOST OF THE PUBLIC ARE TO BUSY WITH THERE HEADS DOWN PLAYING ”POKEMON GO” TO TAKE A REAL INTEREST IN  WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEIR MONEY.THERE LOSS,EXACTLY.

  10. http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/mike-bairds-attempt-at-being-funny-backfires/news-story/724c94bc96f8f85c838487fd03d2ff65

    NO WONDER HE SPENT K(tax payers moolah) on learning how to use social media………this was 2015………and he still hasn’t got it right…..boom.

    a GOD LOVING MAN HATES,YES HATES,JUSTIN BEIBER!!!……very charming god lover.

    worried about family……is he really. then why PUT THEM IN A POSITION TO BE CONFRONTED MIKEY BOY?…everybody has to hurt sometime,including family?

    FAMILY MAN…………..PIGS ARSE.

    COMPASSIONATE MAN?…………..PIGS CLACKER

    CAREER MAN?……….ONLY IF EVERYONE LIKE ME!

    FUTURE CHURCH MINISTER?…………..GOD REFUSES THOSE WHO DO NOT FULFILL THE FIRST CLAUSES…………BOOM,OUTTA HERE,GATES ARE A SHUTTING LAD.

  11. dogem53 Just on the Russian thing, the leader of the Greens in NSW has the qualifications to do this ,Search Google on her name and read the Australian Newspaper article with regard to her background   but do not depend on her passing anything on to us  because the hard left of the Greens and the hard right of the Liberals are having a love in. The National Party must be wondering were they fit in to this de-facto relationship their suspicions about the Greens being anti the country population is universally strong.  

  12. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-15/young-case-against-peter-singer/4199120

    WHO IS PETER SINGER?

    co-founder of, wait for it, DAVE/AARON/JEFF/HUGH, pay attention now, CO-FOUNDER OF ”ANIMALS AUSTRALIA,and who believes in SEX WITH ANIMALS!!!!

    read more about this illustrious co-founder,and one wonders how AA ever stayed in business. dog jabbing must pay big bickies hey guys.

    how could anyone take this sick prick and AA seriously,when one discovers his and its origins.

    and MIKE BAIRD is supporting this sick freak…….read as much as you like,AA and activists I womnder what your back grounds really are.

    hey HUGH,what do you say about HUMANS  AND ANIMALS CONFRONTATIONS NOW?

    if you agree with this sickos beliefs,you have lost me son.

    KARMA has a wonderful way of getting in the way of someone or somethings progress.

    ANIMALS AUSTRALIA/GREY2K/PETA in the words of our ONE NATION CHAMPION,PAULINE HANSON………….PLEASE EXPLAIN.

    meanwhile dogs,backs to the wall when an ACTIVIST is around…..woof,woof or is it POOF POOF.

  13. Jason Caley thanks for the great summing up in such a few words. I was asked on another thread questions about the in house administrator of GRNSW  roll and conduct and performance as a public servant. I said in effect that a wise public servant would have seen the impossible position and would go on extended stress leave and not come back until common sense prevailed. I would love to know how many persons refused the above position before they got anyone inexperienced enough to take  it. The recent NT Royal commission job was refused by original choice which has saved the commission and the Government from themselves. In saying all this the greyhound administrator has fuelled perceptions of inappropriate actions. The tweet he sent to Grey2K as well as appearing very foolish goes to an unpleasant realities beyond perceptions of him being a puppet.

  14. Thanks Again Katherine and to Jason who sums it up in a few words below. (cut and paste)

    Jason Caley

    Kudos to Ray Hadley for saying it how it is. It’s a Parliamentary matter now so no need for Newson to forward old news items to his masters.

    Oh well that’s army indoctrination for you. Newson was always a puppet, never a leader. Everyone knows this including his staff at Rhodes.

  15. Jason Caley  I now have you on my must read list Jason. ( great insights )Whilst there has been the odd arrogant horse person condemning the greyhound people, probably with a short term view of gaining the greyhound tab turnover. the more intelligent ones  must realise that they are just as vulnerable to the rabid anti racing crowd given the “logic” of condemning the greyhound world. If the Premier appears to be saying cruelty is ok as long as lots of countries are doing it  and that is  the best defence of the horse racing world ( which I do not believe is inherently cruel either) their belief they are safe because they are wealthy might be a bit of  a delusion. The British aristocracy thought that about fox hunting and they were very wrong. Their money and status (centuries old) did not stop the animal activist crowd from defeating them.

  16. dogem53  I checked this picture and like your clever caption. I thought maybe a rational thought had crossed his mind and he had become panic stricken, never having felt this sensation before. Yes Sco Mo, Abbott and Baird – deeply religious people – shame their behaviour does not appear to line up with their rhetoric.

  17. http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/195366

    oh my god. and so it goes on.

    this is the same guy,PAUL NEWSON,who sold the grnsw out to BAIRD, brags about it to social media and involves the GREY2K punks,and then says he is shocked at what is happening…..

    MENTAL OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

    you know,regardless of how we react,as long as turds like this drongo keep stuffing up like this,it helps the greyhound industries cause.

    maybe,just maybe,he is actually on our side…………lol.

    GREY2K I bet you are shaking your heads now and saying……….AUSSIES ARE SO DUMB. WE TOLD THEM WHAT TO DO,HOW TO IT,AND LOOK AT THEM.

    gotta start all over again.

    BAIRD,you certainly employ some loonies.

    this is obiously been sent from a staff member at GRNSW,who has had a gut full of NEWSON/BAIRD/GRANT, and forwarded it on to the proper channels.

    said it before……..DEAD MEN WALKING.

  18. where are the activists today? RDO?

    the SINGER report touch a nerve?

    ME THINKS THE EMAIL DISTRIBUTED TO GRNSW STAFF BY PAUL NEWSON,WAS DONE FOLLOWING A CERTAIN UNION FRONTING HIM AND QUERYING HIS HANDLING OF STAFF!!!!!

    it was noted yesterday some felt threatened by his stand over  attitude and the incredible email 24 hours later,makes me think a word in the right ear subjected the public servant to a humiliating turn-about.

    if this is true,one thinks NEWSONS role is no longer tenable as he does not have the trust of the staff.

    just now needs someone to MOVE THE COWBOY BULLY BOY OUT AND AWAY.

  19. dogem53  Thursday is traditionally Dole Day- so Friday- must be out shopping for vegan food and green collars- the rest having a punt at the pub?

  20. Comment on Baird’s facebook:

    ” After dissecting the report into ending greyhound racing in our opinion and our fellow university team in law believe this report is unable to be used due to the highly inaccurate evidence. We have read the brief that had been submitted to the courts in the past week and it’s our opinion this will leave the government with an extremely difficult predict as the ban is based purely on an opinion of two people Rushton & Baird. The compesation to the active participants will be in the billions.
    Looking forward to watching this evolve in the next few years and this could bring a government to its knees.”

    * we have no affiliation with the racing industry

    OH NO,BAIRDS REIGN IS READY TO TUMBLE.

    discovered on his own FACEBOOK PAGE……removed promptly.

    a JUNIOR(?) was stood down pending an investigation…in other words, he will be sacked.

    now, everyone who is reading this forum,do yourselves a favour tomorrow and MONDAY,and buy a copy of the AUSTRALIAN.

    story that will shake the bejesus out of BAIRD and co.

    I see the above gaffe,maybe a conversation between the legal people representing BAIRD…………forming an opinion based on all legal avenues,and discovering the greyhound industry will win any court appearance.

    the unfortunate JUNIOR (legal speak for a young lawyer learning) inadvertently(?) sent it to BAIRDS FACEBOOK……………and again I repeat,he wasted how much learning to use it?…k in case you activists forgot.

    WILL NOW DISCOVER JUST HOW DANGEROUS FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA CAN BE…….HARD LESSON TO LEARN,BUT WHO GIVES A SHIT ABOUT BAIRD ANYWAY?

  21. Deborah555 dogem53 AW YOU ARE AWFUL DEB…….BUT I LIKE YOU(old I know,but great show hey)

    I was wondering whether I had taken up all the print space and no one could get a word in……….just love delving I do.

  22. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/in-depth/royal-commission/anglican-bishop-roger-herft-berated-mother-over-priest-abuse/news-story/9be3cf4e4eee7a9cbd6d802538e8984a

    WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ANGLICAN CHURCH/PETER SINGER/BEASTIALITY/CHILD MOLESTATION/ANIMALS AUSTRALIA?……THEY ARE ALL CONNECTED IN SOME WAY.

    ONE WONDERS WHAT IS THE BIO IN REGARDS TO ALL THIS CONNECTION. JUST KEEPS HITTING THE NEWS REGULARLY NOW.

    IS STRINGER THE NEW MESSIAH OF THIS CONNECTION?……ANGLICAN CHURCH NEEDS A ”SOCIAL LICENCE”………BAIRD, YOU BETTER GET OUT OF THERE AS WELL. THIS CANNOT BE GOOD FOR YOUR SUPPOSED ‘CAREER”. YOUR FOLLOWERS WILL BE ASKING QUESTIONS SOON THAT YOU MAY FIND HARD TO ANSWER……….LIKE WHY DOES GREYHOUND RACING IN NSW NEED A ‘SOCIAL LICENCE” FOR THERE FAULT,YET ANGLICAN CHURCH CONTINUES TO MOLEST CHILDREN.. HOW COME IT DOES NOT NEED A SOCIAL LICENCE……IS CHILD MOLESTATION ACCEPTED AT ANGLICAN DIOCES TODAY?………….HUH MIKE,WHAT YA SAY NOW TRAINEE MINISTER.

  23. dogem53 No wonder the Yanks have bared investing in NSW  total loses imposed on innocent shareholders is around 30million ! The definition of a dictator  is a person who walks around with a Spud on the end of their *ick  Mike you take the prize.