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Parliament House, Tasmania

TasRacing – Northern Burrowing Crayfish

We've had locals contact us who are concerned, not only about animal welfare but also about the potential environmental impacts of this track.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


House of Assembly, Tasmania

TasRacing – Track Design

Your expert, Professor David Eager, from the University of Sydney said in 2017 that straight tracks are the only way to go.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Horse Deaths

The table here talks about the number of horses that were euthanased and the number of horses that were deceased and how many were rehomed.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Use of Whips

Harness racer, Gavin Kelly, who refused to carry a whip was, in fact, changed for refusing to carry a whip.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Status of Industry

Whelpings, horses and dogs in training, breeders, breeding staff, racing clubs, race meetings, total races and race day attendances have all declined.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Greyhound Living Conditions

Minister, we have here some pictures of the dogs that are kept at Mr Bullock's facility.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – 2016 Inquiry Recommendations

We know that 21 staff have left the Office of Racing Integrity since 2018, including three racing directors and the regulatory vet.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Greyhound Deaths

Minister, we would like to understand how many dogs have died at Tasmanian tracks this year.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TasRacing – Ta Bernard

These gentle dogs are clearly still being treated as waste products, despite the Government's greyhound recovery rebate scheme and TasRacing's no-kill policy.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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TASCORP – FPA and TasRacing

What is the nature of the financial relationship with Tasracing? Is that investing or borrowing with TASCORP?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  30 Nov 2021


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The Greens Join Animal Lovers in Saying Nup to the Cup

Another Melbourne Cup day, another opportunity for Tasmanians to understand the cruelty at the heart of the racing industry.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  2 Nov 2021


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Howlett Must Listen to Welfare Advocates and Ban the Whip

The Greens strongly support the RSPCA and PETA in their call for the Gutwein Government to ban horse whips on the race track.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Media Release  |  19 Oct 2021


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Estimates Reply – Minister Howlett

The number of swabs being proposed in the drug detection process for the coming year are fewer than the number undertaken in 2018-19.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  16 Sep 2021


Parliament House, Tasmania

Racing - Off the Track Program

Minister, last year during Estimates we talked at some length about TasRacing's Off the Track program.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


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Racing - Interstate Abattoirs

Are you able to provide any information on the chain of custody arrangements for horses in the racing industry in Tasmania?

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


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Racing - Swabs

The actual number of swabs taken in 2018-19 was 4226. Yet the target for swabs taken by stewards is 3500 in 2021-22.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  9 Sep 2021


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Office of Racing Integrity

The Office of Racing Integrity has had a succession of people stampeding from the office.

Dr Rosalie Woodruff MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Sep 2021


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Office of Racing Integrity

It is pretty clear that the Office of Racing Integrity is broken and it has been broken on the Liberal Government's watch.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Sep 2021


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Office of Racing Integrity Issues

About 20 Office of Racing Integrity staff have left since 2018 and the ABC reports many vacancies around the field. Morale is at an all time low.

Cassy O'Connor MP  |  Parliamentary Activity  |  2 Sep 2021


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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