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Special Commission of Inquiry – the 80 recommendations simplified

OVER a week has passed since the Special Commission of Inquiry report into greyhound racing was made public, with Premier Mike Baird ignoring 79 recommendations...

Greyhound racing in NSW hoisted on its own petard

The announcement by the Baird government that it will ban greyhound racing in New South Wales starting from the beginning of July 2017 is yet...

Do we need this sort of racing?

UNABLE to find my usual Horsham fields this Tuesday I suddenly realised that Warrnambool had taken over to run their annual picnic race meetings, titled...

Figuring out Queensland greyhounds

WE have had a couple of calls for the retention of breeding subsidies in Queensland. The stated reason is that current activity is too small...

Research missing from Joint Working Group review

WHETHER intended or not, the underlying theme of the GRNSW Joint Working Group was not so much to review racing in general but to create...

Joint Working Group report is another curate’s egg

THERE is good stuff and doubtful stuff in the 110-page report by the Joint Working Group in NSW. It is massive by any measure. It...

Wagering’s last battleground fires up

THE Western Australian government, struggling with reduced mining revenue, is still planning to sell off its TAB but has to sort out how to satisfy...

Special Commission’s aims are still unclear

THE thing with the Special Commission is that you can’t be sure what it is trying to do. Every so often, the big chief –...

Greyhound commission (mis)fires from the hip

THIS is serious, deadly serious. The September 28 opening speech – some might say rant – by Stephen Rushton SC, counsel assisting the Special Commission...
Greyhound betting

Monday madness – get your free greyhound racing multi bet!

WITH many parts of the country feeling the full extent of winter today, Australian Racing Greyhound wants to warm you up with adrenaline by tipping...

Amazing greyhound chases Miata’s record

WOW, it’s been a long time since there was a faster and neater racer than Fernando Bale. He never does anything wrong and any distance...

Greyhound racing needs honest players as well as good umpires

THE saga of live baiting is now morphing into the saga of the reports, most of which have been in the hands of legal types...

Victorian greyhound inquiries offer debatable solutions

OFFICIAL reports on live baiting from two states are showing some similarities. Both Queensland and Victorian investigators have called for a change in the makeup...

The greyhound industry should be wary of racing inquiries

IT IS normal practice for governments to set up inquiries and reviews only when they already know what the outcome will be. People doing such...

Scientific research will improve our knowledge on over racing

IT WAS good to see that many people are interested in the debate about over-racing. They included a response from a reader about Gracas King...

Newson claims that greyhound racing’s real problem is financial

THE live baiting saga is alarming enough but the bigger challenge facing the NSW greyhound industry is finding enough revenue to sustain operations, according to...

Who wasn’t involved: the evidence should be available

ONE of the most amazing examples of the failure of the greyhound hierarchy to deal efficiently and professionally with the vast amount of video evidence...

NSW Government form Special Commission of Inquiry

THE New South Wales Government moved to secure the future integrity of its greyhound industry today, announcing a Special Commission of Inquiry to investigate issues of animal...

Live-baiting scandal update: Caillard resigns, Birch stood down

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria chairman Peter Caillard has quit his post in the latest twist in the live-baiting saga. Caillard informed Martin Pakula, the Victorian Minister...

Live-baiting scandal: The darkest week in an industry’s history

JUST a week has elapsed since the nation was shocked by revelations of live baiting in the greyhound industry broadcast on the ABC’s investigative program...

Queensland owners sweating on information on seized dogs

OWNERS in Queensland are fuming after being left in the dark about the seizure of their greyhounds for more than 48 hours. It is understood...

Integrity Commissioner reacts to public outrage on live baiting

THE crime has been exposed, now it’s time to find all of the culprits. Victoria’s Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, has announced an Own Motion...

Spend money on the public, not just the bad guys

ACROSS the country, greyhound racing authorities have been galvanised into action following the appalling reports of live-animal baiting by a few trainers. Task forces are...

ABC live-baiting investigation draws blood

“This is the vision the greyhound racing doesn’t want you to see.” Powerful opening words backed up by a horrific image of a terrified live...

Balancing act to keep canine athletes performing at their peak

AS YOU watch the players stride on to the court in the Australian Open of tennis, you wonder how they overcome the sore and taped...