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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2018 Week 03 Hansard (Thursday, 22 March 2018) . . Page.. 999 ..


major concerns for a number of individuals when we actually get to the ban time. I wish to pay tribute, though, to the courage of those who participate in this sport in and around the ACT—who have done nothing wrong, Madam Speaker. They have done nothing wrong, and they are being punished by this obsession with far-left ideology. They are going through something that they should never have had to go through.

I understand that the Canberra club will continue to hold its race meetings for an interim period in Goulburn from 1 May until such time as either the ban is overturned or a facility is constructed in Queanbeyan. I want to thank New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro for his work in this space, and also the member for Goulburn, Pru Goward; the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club; Patrick Day and the Goulburn club; Greyhound Racing New South Wales; and all those who have linked arms as a strong community in and around Canberra.

For the record, the greyhound that was syndicated through this chamber has had his first victory. He won in fine style and in close to track record time in Canberra some weeks ago. He has since run second at Bulli. Bulli is just outside Wollongong. Wollongong, a very strong Labor town, is serviced by two greyhound tracks, there being another track at Dapto. Isn’t it funny that the hardcore traditional Labor areas of New South Wales and Victoria are such heavy supporters of the sport of greyhound racing? They continue to support it. If Labor members wish to redeem themselves and come and join us out at the track on Sunday night, Community Values is going around again in the 10th race. He has drawn box 6, but we have high hopes for him.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

The Assembly adjourned at 5.09 pm until Tuesday, 10 April 2018, at 10 am.


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