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How the racing tax scam works

by JOHN MOYLE That the Thoroughbred racing industry is in a crisis cannot be denied. Just before the 2019 Melbourne Cup the ABC broke a damming story on the treatment of working race horses that also highlighted the horrendous manner in which non-performing horses were disposed-of. The fallout was immediate and far reaching for animal […]

Cops strip kid, festivals fiasco, horses knackered, tiger time: News Bites – 23 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Scents and sensibilities On 21 Oct 2019 the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission (LECC) opened an investigation into whether NSW Police engaged in "serious misconduct" during the allegedly unlawful strip-search of a 16-year-old girl at a music festival. The public inquiry heard that the girl was stopped after a drug-sniffing dog […]

Every dog has his day: Foley’s tax gamble

By Kieran Adair NSW Opposition leader Luke Foley won the ALP rare praise in the Daily Telegraph last week, promising a $339 million tax cut for the racing industry if elected this March. The move has been opposed by critics who accuse Mr Foley of playing populist. The announcement follows recommendations made by a Legislative Council […]

Calls for overhaul of horse racing industry

The horse racing industry has been requested to adopt new regulations to bring the sport in line with animal welfare standards, amid allegations the body responsible for overseeing the practice is not fit to regulate the industry. Following last week’s Melbourne Cup, which saw the horse Verema put down after suffering a fractured leg, concerns […]