Queensland Racing Community Rally - 16 December 2015
Racing Queensland have recently released the “Tracking Towards Sustainability Report.”:
http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/Industry-Services/Tracking-Towards-Sustainability-Report The report details a number of measures that Racing Queensland intends to use to 'get them back into the black'.
The report has been met with criticism from across the industry and if implemented, the ramifications of those cost-cutting measures for country racing couldn't be more serious.
Con Searle, the president of Kilcoy race club and a member of the Queensland Country Racing Association, has asked that all race clubs in our area show their support for a rally that will be held at Doomben Racecourse on Wednesday. Below are some details about the rally including three resolutions that they are hoping will be supported by everybody in attendance.
- The Industry rejects the proposal to implement a Board with a majority membership of non-industry knowledgeable people
- The Industry requires the government to, within 1 month, appoint a Board under the current structure, with appropriate input from Industry
- That until a Board has been implemented and given sufficient time to assess the current situation and devise and agree a strategy, no changes are implemented.
The Richmond Turf Club was represented by President David Fox. His update can be read here…