Racing Queensland cooks the books

17 Dec 2015 5:00 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

On the same day the racing industry rallied together against the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s cuts to prizemoney, Racing Queensland officials met to propagate inaccurate and unconfirmed finances.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said claims Racing Queensland’s finances were dire were unanimously rejected by the hundreds of owners, trainers, jockeys and club representatives who attended...

Labor’s solution to racing – pick a new minister

8 Dec 2015 9:20 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

Queensland’s racing industry is in turmoil as anger over funding cuts comes to a head with trainers, owners and former leading jockeys slamming the Palaszczuk Labor Government for turning the industry on its ear.

Shadow Minister for Racing Jann Stuckey said it had become patently clear that ‘Mr Invisible’, Bill Byrne, planned extensive cuts all along to an industry put on hold by Labor for...

Byrne cuts to racing exposed

3 Dec 2015 9:10 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has continued its attack on the racing industry announcing unfair and unnecessary funding cuts to race meetings and reduced prizemoney across the board.

Shadow Minister for Racing Jann Stuckey said 60 race meetings across Queensland will lose their funding while reports of up to $19 million of prizemoney will be cut.

“All year I have been championing the...

Racing Minister ignores industry at his peril

2 Dec 2015 4:33 PMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

The Palaszczuk Labor Government’s refusal to consult with the racing industry or respond to calls from respected advocates has raised the ire of countless stakeholders concerned about the status of Queensland racing.Shadow Minister for Racing Jann Stuckey said due to Minister Byrne’s ongoing incompetence racing in Queensland was going backwards and the industry had had enough, calling for his...

Minister ignores regional racing clubs

18 Nov 2015 5:07 PMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has turned its back on Queensland’s country racing clubs by failing to conduct on-the-ground consultation with key regional centres about the future of the industry. Visiting Longreach, Barcaldine and Emerald this week Shadow Minister for Tourism, Events, Sport and Racing Jann Stuckey said country regions were not being given a fair hearing by Racing Minister Bill...

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