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Harness Racing - Use of Whips

On Saturday night a harness racer won race 7 in the Tasmania Cup after whipping his horse heavily for the duration and using a cruel practice called hocking.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  17 Mar 2021

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Harness Racing - Use of Whips

Local harness racer, Gavin Kelly, has been slapped with a $1000 fine for refusing to use a whip on his horses during races.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Mar 2021

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Racing – Steward Inspections

How many unannounced steward inspections of greyhound and horse racing premises were undertaken in the past financial year?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

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Racing – Greyhounds with Prohibited Substances

Susan Gittus was charged on 16 October because her racing dog, Fitzgerald Grant, was found with a prohibited substance.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  26 Nov 2020

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Cruelty Can’t Continue, Howlett Must Ban Whip

In Parliament, Racing Minister Jane Howlett refused to agree a ban on whips in horse racing is necessary, and in line with growing public concern.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  12 Nov 2020

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TasRacing Soft on Animal Welfare Concerns

In GBE Estimates today, Tas Racing CEO, Doctor Eliot Forbes, seemed to struggle to accept the reality of animal welfare issues facing the racing industry.

Andrea Dawkins  |  Media Release  |  2 Dec 2015

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Appointments Welcome, Still No GBE Gender Balance

The announcement today of two new women appointed to the Board of the Motor Accidents Insurance Board (MAIB) is a welcome step forward.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  1 Dec 2015