Opposition Press Releases


08
Feb

Labor’s inaction leaves greyhound industry in limbo

Opposition Press Releases

Background

Daniel Andrews continues to ignore concerns from greyhound owners, trainers and breeders who feel Labor’s industry reforms are unworkable and threatening their future.

Labor’s Code of Practice for the Keeping of Racing Greyhounds is now six weeks overdue, despite the Andrews Government promising a resolution by the end of 2017.

This week in Parliament the Minister for Agriculture was asked if Labor would guarantee it wouldn’t force trainers, owners and breeders out of business.

In failing to provide industry with this guarantee, Jaala Pulford said ‘there have been many discussions occurring over recent months with the greyhound owners and breeders incentive scheme’ (GOBIS).

However, GOBIS is not an industry body, but a now-defunct industry incentive scheme.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Racing Tim Bull

It’s no wonder greyhound owners, trainers and breeders feel their concerns are being ignored when the Andrews Labor Government clearly has no clue who it should be consulting with.

The Andrews Labor Government’s sluggish progress is leaving greyhound trainers, breeders and owners in limbo.

Our community want a greyhound industry that adheres to the highest standards, but many remain concerned Daniel Andrews is attempting to ban the industry by stealth.

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