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Offline Peter Mair

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O.P. « 2016-Jul-14, 10:06 PM »


COMPENSATION FOR CLOSE-DOWN LOSSES

The NSW government must develop a compensation scheme for participants and other current stakeholders in greyhound racing.

The compensation funds should be drawn from the otherwise proposed disbursements to the racing industry generally.

Any and all claims to be compensated for the consequences of the close-down should be openly published and open to public scrutiny.

Some participants will deserve to be paid 'heaps'.

An entitlement to be compensated  would sensibly be compromised, and diminished,  by evidence of the misbehaviour that both precipitated the close-down and otherwise contributed to the wider community having no faith in the fair conduct of dog racing in NSW.

.............and, ahead of compensation being paid, all intentions to pay, and the proposed value, should be openly advertised allowing those that object to lodge a complaint.

Those with no cause for objection should be fairly compensated for their immediate and prospective losses of employment and invested assets.

[Imagine the incontinence if 'they' pulled the rug from under a legal profession similarly inclined to behave badly.]

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« 2016-Jul-15, 11:53 AM Reply #1 »
Apparently the government has said that all moneys raised via turnover and such will be used as a compensation fund.

Be interesting to see how it works.


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« 2016-Jul-15, 03:09 PM Reply #2 »
A report I saw this morning said that when the shut down happened
all revenue from interstate greyhounds would go to a compensation fund.

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« 2016-Jul-15, 10:33 PM Reply #3 »
is that like the 3x3 fuel tax to fix the Pacific highway in the 80's     :chin:

put in place by Greiner i think

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politician please 




Offline Peter Mair

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« 2016-Jul-15, 10:57 PM Reply #4 »


Politicians have no shame

However it may be spin-doctored, any compensation from government will be drawn from the public purse.

What would the NSW government have said if all other states had followed its lead and closed GR down?

That not said, it is only fair that the reverse-spin means that the GR compensation will be reflected in less for other racing 'sports' living the high life on the public TAB teat.

..........and it will be galling to the other states if the compensation paid is directly tied to the 'take' from betting in NSW on interstate greys: that will really rub their noses in it.


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« 2016-Jul-15, 11:03 PM Reply #5 »
you would make a good poly pete

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« 2016-Jul-16, 01:00 AM Reply #6 »
is that like the 3x3 fuel tax to fix the Pacific highway in the 80's     :chin:

put in place by Greiner i think

  :lol:

politician please

Laurie Brereton.

Offline JWesleyHarding

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« 2016-Jul-16, 10:05 AM Reply #7 »
For starters I don't remember Brereton ever being NSW Treasurer.

And for seconds I think you'll find Greiner was in power in 1989 when the 3x3 was implemented.

But apart form that you're pretty much right PP--i.e. Brereton's first name was Laurie. :beer:

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« 2016-Jul-16, 10:59 AM Reply #8 »
An industry worth $335 million outside of the wagering is going to cost a little more than $30 million to transition.

The cost of just feeding the dogs normally is $36 million per year. GAP costs $60 per day, per dog, and it usually ends up costing $2500 per dog to have them adopted.

The reason politicians normally stop any closure of country tracks, despite them being a huge financial drain on the sport is that greyhounds pay for the upkeep, infrastructure and wages for the many showgrounds. Look at Dapto Dogs, everything was built by greyhounds, the staff that upkeep that showground are paid for by greyhounds. This allows many other community activities to be heavily subsidised by the Trust.

Those millions have to be replaced by Govt every year, forever.

Offline arthur

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« 2016-Jul-16, 02:55 PM Reply #9 »
Bet they hadn't thought of that . . .

Among other things  :huh:

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« 2016-Jul-21, 06:43 PM Reply #10 »
According to info from the GAP program the cost of adopting a greyhound is only $100 a very affordable expense especially when compared to the prices charged by other domestic dog breeders.

Giddy Up :beer:

Offline Sunliner

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« 2016-Jul-21, 09:39 PM Reply #11 »
Arsenal, I think they will be paying people to take them.

 Everyone will be getting  a greyhound for xmas.  :clap2:

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« 2016-Jul-22, 08:24 PM Reply #12 »
Arsenal, I think they will be paying people to take them.

 Everyone will be getting  a greyhound for xmas.  :clap2:

The scheme seems to be well run up here at least the website has lots of info.

What are the adoption fees and what's Included?
The adoption fee is $100. This fee is GST inclusive and only partially offsets the costs associated with the following pre-adoption services:
   Sterilization
   Microchipping
   Worming, including heart worm check
   Teeth cleaning/Dental check
   Nail trimming
   Health check
   Grooming
   Assessment
   Ongoing support for adoptive families
In addition, the fee includes the official GAP green collar which identifies your Greyhound as a GAP dog, allowing him/her to be walked in public without a muzzle in Queensland.
Oh, and of course the fee includes your gorgeous Greyhound!
http://www.gapqld.com.au/faq/#question-11


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