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 won’t rule out Country Racing cuts

28 Oct 2015 10:52 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

Racing Minister Bill Byrne has reaffirmed Queensland country racing has a gloomy future under Labor after failing to rule out funding cuts to the industry.

Shadow Racing Minister Jann Stuckey said an inexperienced Labor Government and Minister who fostered a culture of fear and uncertainty threatened the lifeblood of rural and regional communities across the state.

“When asked in...

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...

Labor slow to restore confidence to racing industry

15 Oct 2015 10:36 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing Jann Stuckey yesterday asked Minister Bill Byrne whether he had confidence in the appointment of James Dart to the position of acting head of integrity for Racing Queensland.

The report by Alan MacSporran into live baiting practices within the Queensland greyhound industry found a failure to comply with the current legislative framework for protection...

Minister withholds Greyhound Inquiry costs

27 Aug 2015 11:48 AMJann StuckeyNews, Racing

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has again displayed its incompetence and lack of transparency by refusing to reveal significant costs associated with the greyhound inquiry.

Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing, Jann Stuckey MP said unchecked cost blow-outs in the greyhound inquiry have exposed a total lack of accountability by Racing Minister Bill Byrne.

“Revelations of live baiting...

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