$20Million For Greyhounds Hinges On NSW Inquiry Outcomes

A $20m war chest can be delivered to the greyhound racing industry, provided a tax cut is rubber stamped by the Baird government.

This was just one of a raft of improvements recommended from a 12 month Parliamentary Inquiry into the ailing sport’s fortunes.

The government-appointed Select Committee found clear evidence that greater communication should exist between stake holders and the governing body, . To this end, GRNSW has been asked to report back to the Government in six months with an expectation of a greater consultative process.

Similarly, the government remains uneasy about GRNSW’s accountability in the marketplace and seeks a working party’s input to establish the merit of the current administration.

However, separating the froth and bubble from the 18 recommendations, which were tabled to the government, indeed, is proving harder than extracting a wisdom tooth.

Rather than rubber stamp the Select Committee’s extensive wish list, the Government has provided “in principle support” for many of the critical reforms.

Greyhound Inquiry Chairman Robert Borsak was not phased by the government’s reponse.

“They did the best they could, under the circumstances,” Borsak said.

“It was always going to be a tall order but their support to our recommendations are critical to the overall process.”

While industry-wide consultation was a item to emerge from the Inquiry, the establishment of an Commissioner also went hand in hand with the Select Committee’s recommendations.

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jeff holland
jeff holland
6 years ago

Complete nonsense, the report released today doesnt not make one mention of tax relief. The tax relief proposed elsewhere applies to all 3 codes, and 2 of those codes are  winners from the inter-code which the Inquiry looked into, only greyhounds lose from the inter-code. So unless your going to run a greater nonsense argument that Govt is giving away $80 million in revenue paid by the other 2 codes, just because greyhounds is getting robbed by the inter-code, then i’d suggest you find another argument to present. Consultation, it sounds a great idea, but it actually involves the sports… Read more »

Silvio Tascione
Silvio Tascione
6 years ago

Mikey Grey loves his dogs

ozzie_oz
ozzie_oz
6 years ago

N.S.W. greyhound racing should be the top State as far as racing goes as usual it’s a sad joke.Since the 50’s when I was a kid the G.B.O.T.A. and N.C.A. have been at war in those days if you raced at an N.C.A. track you couldn’t get a run at a G.B.O.T.A. track and visa-versa.Then there was the farce with the new greyhound stand at W.P. spending millions when patron numbers were falling and having to rebuild the stand when foundations were sinking ,then the G.B.O.T.A. botched the dispute with the trotting admin. and moved out of the best track… Read more »

jeff holland
jeff holland
6 years ago

Complete nonsense, the report released today doesnt not make one mention of tax relief. The tax relief proposed elsewhere applies to all 3 codes, and 2 of those codes are  winners from the inter-code which the Inquiry looked into, only greyhounds lose from the inter-code. So unless your going to run a greater nonsense argument that Govt is giving away million in revenue paid by the other 2 codes, just because greyhounds is getting robbed by the inter-code, then i’d suggest you find another argument to present. Consultation, it sounds a great idea, but it actually involves the sports volunteers… Read more »

Silvio Tascione
Silvio Tascione
6 years ago

Mikey Grey loves his dogs

ozzie_oz
ozzie_oz
6 years ago

N.S.W. greyhound racing should be the top State as far as racing goes as usual it’s a sad joke.Since the 50’s when I was a kid the G.B.O.T.A. and N.C.A. have been at war in those days if you raced at an N.C.A. track you couldn’t get a run at a G.B.O.T.A. track and visa-versa.Then there was the farce with the new greyhound stand at W.P. spending millions when patron numbers were falling and having to rebuild the stand when foundations were sinking ,then the G.B.O.T.A. botched the dispute with the trotting admin. and moved out of the best track… Read more »