New Administrator appointed for GRNSW shutdown

JOHN Gibbons has been announced as the Administrator of Greyhound () and will manage the transition towards for both the governing body and the affected clubs.

Gibbons brings more than four decades of experience in corporate recovery and restructuring to the role, with the confident he has the necessary skills to undertake the complex task of shutting down greyhound racing within the state.

A Director of Corporate Recovery at Bentleys with extensive experience in receivership and , Deputy Premier and Minister for Racing said Gibbons’ skills will be valuable for his upcoming role.

“As Administrator of GRNSW, he will oversee the continuing operation of the industry until 1 July 2017 including scheduling race meetings, stewarding and compliance,” he said.

Among Gibbons’ past roles, he conducted the complex scheme administration of New Cap Reinsurance Corporation and an investigation into former insurance giant HIH.

Gibbons will now work towards developing and implementing a business plan for the winding up of the greyhound industry and GRNSW. The business plan will be flagged to be released publicly and provide detailed guidance on measures to manage the industry’s business and functions throughout the closure.

Greyhounds Transition Taskforce Co-ordinator General Dr will continue to develop a transition package to assist industry participants throughout and after the shutdown.

Troy Grant also thanked outgoing Interim CEO of GRNSW, Paul Newson, for his management of the industry over the past 18 months.

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Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

Poor man he must be under  terrible performance pressure given the staggeringly amazing scintillating  job his predecessor did. Yes anyone would be questioning their ability to outdo that performance.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

Deborah555 TOUCHE DEB.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

Yes I have never seen a performance like that one breathtaking in it’s brilliance and execution. World class.

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

The Government reforms on the perceived weakest link in the not for profit (NFP) governance , the greyhounds appears to becoming more apparent. The project appears to be a template for the intended privatising of the whole of the NFP sector which Governance cover is only second to the Federal Government in GDP considerations (mezzanine floor fourth form of Government IAMA publication). If the above is true then it is easy to see why the greyhounds are being dislocated from a social licence and also why the Government is willing to spend multi millions on minimising any payment to the… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/the-son-rises-20121023-282ga.html 4 years have passed since this run down of the illustrious nsw premier was done. what a load of garbage he spoke then….visions of grandeur. the vision you proposed then BAIRD, is nothing in resemblance to the hate you have created today for yourself. so you see that as a success do you? strange what religious radicalisation does to a human. this is not the same man. he is now considered LOST. next stage for him would be to find himself again. generally a trip to the gurus and monks of INDIA and the HIMALAYAS does the trick. so… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

John Tracey hi john. where u been son?

and now the ATO is getting their chops in on the act.

so well pre-planned this by BAIRD. gotta give credit where nits due.

PEOPLE…..SUPPORT SCOTT MUNRO IN UPCOMING ELECTION OF ORANGE.

be by his side and help out. get the word out to be there and support at the poll booths. get loads of people there. please spread the request.

Todman
Todman
5 years ago

Orange by election is vital, it appears the National Party vote will collapse, it must be as this is the only language politicians understand, don’t vote National in Orange, vote for anyone but National.

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

dogem53 John Tracey The economic heavies including IPART were involved in reading the submissions to the special commission of inquiry so so much for them focussing on social licence matters. Thanks for the article 4 years ago on the Premier the thing that rings true to me is that he is not in politics for the long haul. I have been around touring the country areas and helping with the Country conference. I cant walk and chew gum at the same time. One point you alluded to in a previous post was that you could take an argument to extremes to… Read more »

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

Todman November By Election is becoming very interesting ! At the last state election in went 71% Nats others 29% late 2015  it fell to 65% ,last week a poll of 700 people in Orange electorate was conducted which suggest the Nats are in trouble with the following figures 37.6% Nats,Labor 29 .4%, 13% ind,13% undersided and 7% hang up 

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

South Australia Murray Bridge New Greyhound Track Being Built  there is a State moving  forward  not backwards!

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/story/4143632/our-say-history-repeating-for-labors-unlikely-leader/

and with LUKE FOLEY gathering steam,the dog industry may not be rolling over just yet.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

John Tracey dogem53 true john. being an out of stater does not help my cause,but I see this turn around in political strategy as a peoples choice. not only greyhound problems,but a peoples challenge to what is rightfully theirs,and how they must stand and defend that rite. the greyhound situation is a cursor for any business to be very weary of political manouveres. the industries in any zone can be wiped out if so wanted by a government,and a regions life blood can be snipped and left to bleed out to dryness. this is no longer a normal state problem and… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw MURRAY BRIDGE COUNCIL got a nice email from me today BOB.

I highlighted the fact it is the towns wishes that need to be looked after,not outside gropers like PETA.

I stated in another post that groups like PETA have no real say in anyones town. they do not purchase a paper or milk or clean the public loos. they have zilch to offer MBRIDGE,so they have no voice.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

dogem53 BobWhitelaw  and they certainly don’t pay any bloody rates either.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

should greyhound racing be administered for closure,or the ANIMAL ACTIVIST groups?

BAIRD wake up fool. you are being hood winked by DONATION THIEVES.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

dogem53 John Tracey  I think they have the ATO involved as another tactic to avoid paying any compensation.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw Todman  There are quite a number of local council elections coming up as well. Baird claims people will be able to differentiate between local and state issues. He’s kidding himself -his latest campaign of destroying regional and country NSW will be reflected locally. That will be another message and of course you are right that’s the only thing he understands votes.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

John Tracey  I presumed you were busy fighting the good fight elsewhere. Good to have you back though.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

Yes now that Newson and Grant have sent the Police and their lawyers out to convince people that they are great blokes doing a great job I have seen the error of my ways and these two blokes are now my heroes. I have taken down my poster of Johnny Depp in his prime and the hot fireman’s calendar and put a picture of these two blokes on the office wall instead. I did try to google and see if I could find either of them in a G string but fortunately despites the depths of human depravity no one… Read more »

lone widow
lone widow
5 years ago

On sky TV this morning they ran a segment for the thoroughbred industry called ‘Special Announcement’ in which they predicted an increase in prize money in NSW of over ,000,000.00. The greyhound closure was mentioned.  GO FIGURE.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

lone widow  This is not class warfare according to Humphrey B Baird. Really?

lone widow
lone widow
5 years ago

Deborah555 lone widow Yes Deborah, i can’t wait to see the egg on their faces when the ban is overturned but i can imagine it, what fun.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

lone widow Deborah555  Baird claiming he doesn’t care whether he gets voted out he’s just trying to do the “right” thing.- bullshit he’s just saving face and his ego because he knows he will go- he thought that unlike his seat warming father he could change the world and all he has done is make a mess and piss everyone off. His own people walking the floor (and if some are doing it openly I can guarantee a lot behind the scenes will be peed off as well) his former press mates bagging him, intelligent respected public figures telling him to… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

Deborah555 dogem53 John Tracey The ATO role is likely to convert NFP Clubs to Propriety Clubs so that members can pay compensation to members and crash the club and save the Government paying compensation themselves. This Government is the most grubby Government on record.

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

Deborah555 John Tracey There is only one fight and that is staying alive with the track.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

WE NEED TO REFORM WHAT DONATIONS CAN BE CLAIMED,OTHERWISE THE PUBLIC THINK GOVERNMENTS ARE CORRUPTED??????????? we need to REFORM the system says SENATOR DINATALE on SAM DASTYARI so called PAY MY BILL ACCOUNT and subsequent howling down. show leadership PRIME MINISTER says DINATALE…..have an look at how the rules can shaped and REFORMATION brought in. NOW WHY WOULD I BE RAISING THIS? CLUE IN THE WORD REFORMATION. what a bunch of corrupt life destroyers these people are. this is a disgrace,and it shows how cold they are whenh they can be corrupt and be allowed to be REFORMED,but oh no,not… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

lone widow all this will be in our favour when our day comes.

on the proviso our legal team is WHERE ITS AT, we can use all this anti-greyhound stuff to counter attack the government.

we have them by the nuts so to speak,and now,we need to really squeeze so bloody hard….vice like, and finish them off.

and get a FOLEY  RULE to block future Activists interfering. BAIRD creates his own rules, MR. LUKE FOLEY, begin the lesson.

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

dogem53 Dastyari declared the gift as required by law and nobody seemed to check the transaction at the time. It may have been poor judgment.

Your point that you need to be lilly white yourself if you pass moral judgements on others is well taken. Dinatle needs to worry a bit more about his lunatic Greens in NSW who leave Stalin in the shade and are becoming the natural partners of the Baird Government.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

John Tracey Deborah555  I know it was this fight I just presumed it was at a different venue.

lone widow
lone widow
5 years ago

Mr John Gibbons / Do you really want to smear your resume by being a part of this???

lone widow
lone widow
5 years ago

Surely Mr Gibbons has asked himself the question, you’re an intelligent man Mr Gibbons.   Baird must be running out of friends to call on.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

John Tracey dogem53 AH YES JOHN, BUT…. he may have declared through the right channels,but as more delving happens,more cases of ACCIDENTAL POOR JUDGEMENT arise. bottle of wine……….k bill payment on a broken promise……… dinner bill. QUESTION….wasn’t BARRY O’FARREL dismissed on a bottle of GRANGE?(and we were gifted the demonic BAIRD from that by the way). JOHN, one needs to look even further into POOR JUDGEMENTS as we move along. I wrote of a company,CHINESE, who were worth taking an interest in and keeping a good eye upon as more will be heard about them. guess who is the company  paying… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

just as an aside comment, I have a solution to those who MAY be left with hectares of land not being utilised by greyhound pups being reared. don’t laugh at this as its a a answer of not all is lost. USE LAND FOR  FREE RANGE HENS. true. 1500 birds p/hectare is allowable.what they sell for for a dozen is very profitable. just set land up for that type of establishment and you produce income. worth looking into how viable a move like that could be. A HUGE SHORTAGE OF FREE RANGE EGGS NOW….NOT ENOUGH BEING PRODUCED. PS…organic lovers flock… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

a start up kit.

I raise this simply because when reading facebook postings,forum postings,etc; so much doom and gloom IF the industry falls over.

those in a position to look at other alternatives,need to do so. it may not be chickens,but another agricultural angle,but it is to educate those thinking of harming themselves and giving up,here is an alternative lifestyle that produces an income AND YOU SURVIVE.

one door shuts,another opens.

of course,small acreage farms wont do as well, but those with 100’s of acres,here is an alternative.

ON THE PROVISO THERE IS NO GREY POSITIVE.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

dogem53 Why do the people of Australia keep supporting the two major parties ? Time and Time again these Bastards keep RIPPING us off  and the Greens want is for us to eat grass, maybe they are right, we follow like sheep. How dumb are we  all !

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

dogem53 There are always alternatives for people who own land and have farming backgrounds. Arising out of the Country Clubs conference and annual meeting is a scheme along the lines you are expressing but by using the common assets linked together to provide services within the expertise of greyhound people to continue. It is possible for the greyhound community to involve itself in associated activities and become better off. Not many own land exclusively but a community can have a common ownership and common purpose. Sorry for being a bit mysterious but some of the details of the above scheme… Read more »

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw dogem53 I am guilty of that your honour.

always was a labor voter bob,purely based on what grandad instilled in me. traditional I suppose.

give me PAULINE HANSON today. I just like her stuff. say it as it is. a DONALD TRUMP drone in a way. both bad presenters of self,but their mindset is my style.

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

dogem53 John Tracey You may be right but why are you attacking a public supporter of the Greyhounds. He is supporting us even though some of us have shown poor judgement ourselves. Surely someone who is showing us good grace deserves our good grace.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

John Tracey dogem53  I agree John- Dastyari declared the payment. He hid nothing.  I am pretty sure if it had been an Australian company not much would have been said at all. It would have been some Australian company paid for his lunch who cares.  This amount was beefed up in the press while people taking thousands in brown paper bags in car parks from property developers (which they certainly did not declare) got scant mention, Baird changed the law to prevent them from being convicted claiming they had suffered enough already- so same ” suffered enough already should apply to Sam”… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

If GRNSW is independent of government as suggested in the apology to the previous chief of it, then GRNSW should be running and funding the greyhound legal protest against the greyhound closure.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

Look, this mob is plucking anybody  out of any where  trying to divert  away from the Bad Baird Decision to close Greyhound racing here in NSW ! Now yesterday Dr John Keniry from the Taskforce failed to answer questions when ask how this transition will take place at the Bathurst Forum . the lamb and wool grower was out of his depth and participants left no wiser from the time they walk in, he was back-up by three heavies its was obvious they thought there was going to be some trouble! Grant must be worried ?

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

John Tracey hear hear john. why is that not happening? because again BAIRD,sheepishly,has blocked all exits and inlets the sneaky turd. he is definitely intent on closing it down,that I have no doubts. and he will/has blocked every attempt to kick start legally,the dog industry. only two ways to get rid of him. his own eat him,or hand of fate by that gent above,because this guy is a megalomaniac and its like a serial killer. they get transfixed and there is nothing that will stop them reaching that ultimate goal. harsh yes, but don’t go soft. this guy is mental.… Read more »

John Tracey
John Tracey
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw This project has a trickle down effect to over 200,000 not for profit organisations larger than the greyhounds in NSW as well. It must be close to these industries getting involved as well, they are getting very nervous about this three ringed circus.

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

Well the lunatic is at it again ,The Animal Justice Party  Leader wants the government to finance the rounding up of Feral Cats and De-sexing them , then return them to carry out Killing more of our Native Wildlife. Government figures estimate over 30 Million Feral Cats  are running wild  that’s more then the population of Australia and numbers are on the increase experts are saying due to climate change they are breeding a extra litter a year. BAIRD & GRANT should eunuch PEARSON and not get into bed  with him  trying to justify their closing down  of the Greyhound… Read more »

BobWhitelaw
BobWhitelaw
5 years ago

lone widow They are saying Mr Gibbons must be out of work  to get the GIG, then again his appointment we believe that  this GIG he got was a discussion in Church by BAIRD THE BAD BAD THING !

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw  Maybe the RSPCA could go back to the scheme they once had where they would desex animals for a small fee. They make  profit they could use that and  offer desexing free if you are poor and a bigger fee depending on your capacity to pay. This might be more useful than condemning greyhound people and killing unwanted pets. Prevent unwanted pets from the start. The cost of desexing is prohibitive for some people. If the RSPCA can afford vets to administer expensive drugs to kill unwanted animals why not use the money instead to prevent unwanted animals in… Read more »

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw  Well Baird didn’t think anything through in the first place just making it up as he goes along – getting nastier and nastier. Sends Keniry out- who lets be frank is an elderly public servant to face the crowd. Sent heavies supposedly to protect him ( well Grant threatens old blokes so maybe he figured greyhound people would – wrong of course.) Baird has just fobbed it off to others including Keniry so they cope it because he hasn’t got a clue. Keniry probably has no idea what Baird is up to either.

Deborah555
Deborah555
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw  Yes Bob this is not class war Baird said so. Greyhound people ” you have had time to clean up your act too late cannot change” (despite huge changes in 12 months ignored) hurled at them. Horses- here are millions your wastage “well just part of a booming industry”. I am sure tarting up the members stand has added heaps to the welfare of horses. lol.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

BobWhitelaw seems to me,the message coming out of all these country meetings,is…GUYS,WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO SHUT YOU DOWN,SO HOW ABOUT A BIT OF INFO ON HOW YOU WOULD LIKE US TO SHUT IT DOWN”…and when we do,we will say GUYS,THIS IS WHAT U WANTED……BOOM

maybe the silent treatment to KENIRY is the way to go.if he is not prepared to answer the obvious questions,then what is his use being there?

cos they have no bloody idea in handling this. so SHUT UP AND SAY ZILCH.

dogem53
dogem53
5 years ago

https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

https://www.lifeline.org.au/


if what I am hearing is true,and the ICAC & DPP investigation on presently,will have BAIRD and his government scurrying like field mice for cover,and those LOBBYIST who think they have a silent control of such decisions in government,well you may have just stepped out of line once to often.

MIKE AND TROY………..the above numbers may be of help to you both.

you should be familiar with them.