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Greyhound Racing

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Bob Watkins
Glasshouse Greyhound Sporting Club
PO Box 146

Total Signatures - 154

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 18/07/2016

Closing Date: 31/08/2016

Tabled Date: 1/09/2016

Responded By: Hon Grace Grace MP on 29/09/2016

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland citizens draws to the attention of the House the decision by the New South Wales Government to ban Greyhound Racing in that state from July 2017.


Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to

  • recognise the strong animal welfare and integrity measures that are now in place in Queensland following the live baiting issues last year;
  • recognise the total determination of the industry as a whole, to maintain high standards and the legal action taken against those caught live baiting;
  • ensure that the Queensland government continue working with registered owners, trainers, breeders and greyhound racing clubs in Queensland to ensure a bright future for the industry in this state.