Racing Minister withholding facts

22 Jan 2016 3:58 PMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

The LNP Opposition has accused Racing Minister Grace Grace of withholding information and making a string of unacceptable mistakes while trying to push through unpopular legislation.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said racing in Queensland continues to go backwards under the new Labor Minister and the industry deserves better.

“On 18 December 2015, I wrote to Minister Grace asking...

Labor’s contempt for Queensland racing deepens

19 Jan 2016 1:35 PMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

As the LNP continues its extensive consultation process with Queensland’s besieged racing industry the Palaszczuk Labor Government remains hostile, resorting to name calling and harassment of clubs.

Shadow Minister for Racing Jann Stuckey held her third racing roundtable in Brisbane today and said the industry frustration was palpable as they felt shut out by the Labor Government.

“In the...

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...

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...

QLD racing industry turned on its ear by Labor

27 Oct 2015 10:48 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

Queensland’s racing industry is being held back by a Palaszczuk Labor Government with no plan.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said all Labor had done since being elected was turn the industry on its ear and create an environment of fear, intimidation and stagnation across all three racing codes – thoroughbreds, harness and greyhounds.

“The Palaszczuk Government’s handling of the live...

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