Animal Welfare

Labor slams the government following greyhound reform report

Foley

LABOR heavyweights Luke Foley and Michael Daley have slammed the government following the release of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel’s report. Speaking on Thursday, the NSW Opposition Leader and his deputy praised the report itself, but said it has …Read More..

New South Wales greyhound racing

Wentworth Park

GREYHOUND racing is very popular in New South Wales, with the state often considered as having the second top class of chasers behind Victoria. The NSW industry brings approximately $335 million in revenue to the state economy each year (based …Read More..

Borsak fires back at V’landys for dismissing intercode changes

SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak has has fired back at claims made by Racing NSW CEO Peter V’landys in The Daily Telegraph. The thoroughbred boss said the government had assured him it would not be altering the …Read More..

NSW Reform Panel recommendations – what you need to know

GREYHOUND racing faces colossal changes to structure, animal welfare and licensing following recommendations handed down in the final report by the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel. The 82-page document made 122 recommendations focusing on the separation of the commercial and …Read More..

Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance welcomes Reform Panel report

Greyhound Racing NSW reform Panel

NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers’ Association Chief Executive Brenton Scott says the industry has a viable future in the state, after the release of the NSW Greyhound Industry Reform Panel’s report on Thursday. The Panel, led by former Premier …Read More..

Greyhound Industry Reform Panel report to be released on Thursday

Greyhound racing

New South Wales participants are waiting with trepidation to find out the future direction of the sport as the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel prepares to publicly unveil its report handed down to the NSW government. The panel, led by Morris …Read More..

Victorian greyhound racing

Victorian greyhound racing

VICTORIA is often regarded as the premier state for greyhound racing in Australia, featuring the top tier of canine athletes pursuing the most lucrative prize money purses on offer. Approximately 1,000 race meetings are conducted across Victoria each year, with …Read More..

Logan greyhound track plans officially scrapped

Thirty Talks & Zabdon Ferrari

QUEENSLAND greyhound racing has been dealt a blow with plans for a new track in the south of Brisbane canned. The 10 hectare block at Slacks Creek in Logan has now been promised to local council for redevelopment, with $6.6 …Read More..

Suspended sentence for cutting off dog’s tail with no pain relief

Industry update

A VICTORIAN greyhound trainer will spend no time on the sidelines after being found guilty of amputating his dog’s back in 2015. Jason Formosa fronted the RADB last week charged with three rule breaches – GAR 106(1)(d), GAR 106(2) and …Read More..

Wilson admits EPO doping, claims GRV officials failed to act

Wilson admits EPO doping, claims GRV officials failed to act

A GREYHOUND trainer at the centre of the Lara raids has explained his motives for teaming up with Animals Australia to expose alleged widespread drug use within the sport. Charlie Wilson says he entered several properties in the week leading …Read More..

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

Double agent spills beans on Animals Australia greyhound sting

A ROGUE Animals Australia operative, who is a trainer in Victoria, has shed light on the circumstances surrounding the Lara raids last week. At a property just outside of Geelong, owned by a member of controversial former trainer Graeme Bate’s …Read More..

What do we know about the NSW greyhound industry reform?

What do we know about the NSW greyhound industry reform?

TWO months have been and gone since Premier Mike Baird’s famous backflip on the New South Wales greyhound industry. That’s two months since a grassroots campaign made up of owners, trainers and thousands of people both passionately and financially linked …Read More..

Shooter and Fisher Borsak says Pearson is clutching at straws

Shooter and Fisher Borsak says Pearson is clutching at straws

SHOOTERS, Fishers and Farmers Party MLC Robert Borsak has slammed the Animal Justice Party’s Mark Pearson for his last ditch attempt to bring down the greyhound racing industry. On Thursday, Pearson revealed to Parliament he had lodged a written complaint …Read More..

Spokesperson fails to shed light on Reform Panel’s work

Spokesperson fails to shed light on Reform Panel’s work

NO further details have been released on the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel after Australian Racing Greyhound contacted the Department of the Premier on Wednesday afternoon. In an attempt to extract further information, ARG asked what topics had been discussed by …Read More..

Barilaro elected new Nationals leader unoppossed

Nationals Leader John Barilaro

MONARO MP John Barilaro has been elected as the new NSW Nationals leader unopposed at a party room meeting on Tuesday morning. It follows the resignation of former leader Troy Grant and deputy leader Adrian Piccoli after the poor by-election …Read More..

Stewards wrap: No charges for Sarkis relating to rabbit carcass

Stewards wrap: No charges for Sarkis relating to rabbit carcass

GREYHOUND Racing New South Wales (GRNSW) stewards have made the decision to not lay any charges against registered greyhound trainer Harry Sarkis following the discovery of a rabbit carcass on his property in July. The carcass was found during an …Read More..

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GRV rewards its safest track with second weekly meeting

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria has introduced a second weekly race meeting at the safest track in the state. The Healesville Greyhound Racing Club has been rewarded for its low injury record on the long, straight track – the only one of its …Read More..

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

An explanation of GRV’s proposed rule changes

GREYHOUND Racing Victoria (GRV) has announced a suite of proposed rule changes with the aim of improving animal welfare outcomes. The proposed rules are aimed at tightening regulation surrounding ownership and rehoming responsibilities and will put further responsibilities on trainers …Read More..

Members of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel released

Members of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel released

THE names of the five person panel assigned with reforming the NSW greyhound racing industry have been released. Known as the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, it will be led by former Morris Iemma, the former Labor Premier of NSW between …Read More..

What has the greyhound industry learned from the ban?

What has the greyhound industry learned from the ban?

IT has been a tumultuous year for the sport of greyhound racing in New South Wales. Things seemed to be looking up following on from the live baiting scandal in 2015. A wide range of reforms were introduced to optimise …Read More..

NSW greyhound industry ban and reversal: the complete timeline

NSW greyhound industry ban and reversal: the complete timeline

IT seems like a lifetime ago that Premier Mike Baird took to social media to announce he was outlawing the $335 million a year greyhound racing industry. A lot has happened between July 7 and now, most importantly when he …Read More..

Premier’s office says Reform Panel will consider breeding caps

Premier’s office says Reform Panel will consider breeding caps

A SPOKESPERSON from the Department of Premier and Cabinet has failed to acknowledge the breeding cap of 2,000 greyhound pups born per annum is off the table. The figure was originally mentioned by the NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance in …Read More..

Letter to the Premier contains figures not seen by the industry

Letter to the Premier contains figures not seen by the industry

GREYHOUND breeding in New South Wales could be reduced by more than 80 per cent on its 2014 figures over the next four years, casting serious doubts on the sustainability of the industry. The figures, outlined in a letter obtained …Read More..

Breeding set to be a major focus of Industry Reform Panel

Breeding set to be a major focus of Industry Reform Panel

FORMER New South Wales Premier Morris Iemma has spoken out on the future of the greyhound racing industry. Iemma’s statements come as he prepares to lead the newly formed Greyhound Industry Reform Panel charged with making recommendations to the government …Read More..

Scott addresses objectives of Greyhound Industry Reform Panel

Scott addresses objectives of Greyhound Industry Reform Panel

Update: NEW South Wales Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association (GBOTA) CEO Brenton Scott says the industry has not been locked into a strict 2,000 dogs per annum breeding cap. This comes despite the fact that the figure was submitted …Read More..

Foley on ban backflip: the right result for the wrong reason

Foley on ban backflip: the right result for the wrong reason

NEW South Wales opposition leader Luke Foley has welcomed Premier Mike Baird’s decision to reverse the controversial greyhound racing ban. Foley has been a vocal opponent of the ban since it was announced on July 7, and believes mounting public and …Read More..

What social media had to say about Mike Baird’s ban reversal

What social media had to say about Mike Baird’s ban reversal

TUESDAY, October 11, 2016, will go down in the history books as a monumental day in Australian politics. It is a day when public, media and political pressure caused the Premier of NSW, Mike Baird, to announce he would backflip …Read More..

Ginn says the grief caused by ban will never be forgotten

Amanda Ginn

GREYHOUND trainer Amanda Ginn choked back tears as she described the relief she felt when Premier Mike Baird announced his controversial ban on the sport would be overturned on Tuesday. Ginn has been involved in the sport for 35 years …Read More..

Greyhound racing has won the battle, but the war is not over

Greyhound racing has won the battle, but the war is not over

THE greyhound racing ban is done and dusted. For now. When Mike Baird officially announced the backflip at noon today, collective cheers could be heard from within the industry. But just how loud should we be cheering? It’s still unknown …Read More..

“We were wrong on greyhound ban” – NSW Baird Government

“We were wrong on greyhound ban” – NSW Baird Government

PREMIER Mike Baird has apologised to the good people within the greyhound racing industry. The apology from the NSW premier come during a press conference in which he announced a reversal of his government’s controversial ban on the industry on …Read More..

 

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