Racing integrity under spotlight as LNP consults with Far North

12 Apr 2016 11:20 AMJann StuckeyRacing

Tuesday, 12 April, 2016• Long-awaited Racing Integrity Bill set to be debated in Parliament next week

• LNP Shadow Minister in Cairns and Mareeba to meet with key industry groups

• Minister Grace Grace’s own integrity under cloud with recent Board appointmentsThe Palaszczuk Labor Government has serious questions to answer over racing integrity and Ministerial conduct, with the finishing post in...

Labor throws racing integrity out the window

8 Apr 2016 1:08 PMJann StuckeyRacing

• Industry meets on Gold Coast to voice concerns over future of racing in Queensland

• Claims of nepotism over Minister Grace’s board appointments

• Fresh calls for former Racing Queensland Chair Peter Boyce OAM to be reappointedThe LNP Opposition has met with leading local trainers, breeders and bookmakers to hear their concerns over a spate of bad decisions and sloppy governance since Labor...

Racing industry still in dark over Integrity Commission costs

23 Mar 2016 12:22 PMJann StuckeyRacing

Racing Minister Grace Grace has been forced to admit she doesn’t know the cost of the new Racing Integrity Commission after being quizzed by the LNP about cost blowouts associated with the new body.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said Labor still couldn’t address concerns that extra costs associated with the proposed Integrity Commission would be passed onto the industry at a time...

Media Release 17 March 2016 | Jockeys want action, not more political spin

18 Mar 2016 11:22 AMJann StuckeyRacing

Queensland jockeys have been waiting nearly two weeks for answers from Racing Queensland as a deadline looms to a state-wide jockey revolt over cuts to riding fees that are set to take effect from 1 April.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said the jockeys had received advice that Racing Queensland is working on ‘a number of options’ to present to the board but yesterday’s hollow words...

Labor cuts to jockey fees threaten Winter Racing Carnival

17 Mar 2016 10:28 AMJann StuckeyRacing

Racing Minister Grace Grace has no plan to save Queensland’s Winter Racing Carnival from a widespread jockey revolt, as Labor plans to cut riding fees by more than $30 a race from 1 April.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said Queensland jockeys recently voted unanimously that they would not ride should there be any reduction in riding fees, as proposed in Labor’s Tracking Towards...

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