Political interference has been awfully detrimental to the racing industry over the past few decades and these delays with cases of all descriptions are as a direct result of that interference.
I have been pointing this out for some time.
What is often blamed on the race club (and on the good people working for the statutory body) has it's roots in political ambivalence.
We had the same thing in NSW for years when people like Michael Egan were Treasurer. A staunch anti-gambling Catholic who went to St Pats in Sutherland (same school as my daughters) he had this attitude "oh it's only gambling" and for years the local industry went backwards following the theft of any implied ownership of the TAB by the local industry when he floated it and pocketed all the money.
What characterizes governments like this is the "uninformed decision". Who actually took the decision to cut the budget of the refit of the Eagle Farm racecourse that resulted in disaster? I would suggest this was the Minister and the State Treasurer at the time - happy to be corrected.
And where are these people now? Typically they are getting paid obscene amounts in spite of continually making "uninformed" decisions.
The bigger picture here is that Queensland Racing is a victim of a broad class of modern day white collar criminals parading as "politicians".