Gold Coast Greyhounds Appeal Set For December

The Queensland Racing Appeals Tribunal has set down three days in December for the Gold Coast Greyhound Racing Club’s appeal against a decision to revoke its licence.

The Coast club has retained high profile Townsville solicitor Barry Taylor and gun barrister Jim Murdoch to handle the appeal.

The appeal centres on Greyhounds Queensland’s decision to axe the Gold Coast’s licence, arguing that it had nowhere to race.

The club says it has nowhere to race because Greyhounds Queensland took the $10 million in government compensation for closing Parklands to make way for a hospital, without providing a cent to the Gold Coast.

“This is about justice, preserving greyhound racing on the Gold Coast and standing up to the bullying tactics of the board,” said Irwin.

It is expected Racing Minister Peter Lawlor, former Racing Minister Andrew Fraser, city councillors Ted Shepherd and Eddy Sarroff and Opposition Leader John Paul Langbroek will give evidence at the appeal.

Source : Pat Mcleod, Gold Coast News