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O.P. « 2019-Jul-11, 07:11 PM »
Racing journalist Patrick Bartley has challenged the conditions imposed on his Media Pass issued by RV .....the following extract from the hearing outlines the issue and the outcome

1.   The condition was that it not be valid for any race tracks or venues owned or operated by the Melbourne Racing Club. Mr Bartley is appalled at the imposition of this condition. The most significant races in Victoria are conducted at race tracks owned or operated by the Melbourne Racing club.
2.   Thus the applicant has persuaded me that he has the right to challenge the imposition of a condition on his media pass under section 83Q of the Act.

ORDER
1.   I declare that the applicant is the holder of an occupational racing licence as defined in section 83Q of the Racing Act 1958.
2.   The hearing of this application is otherwise adjourned to a date to be fixed.

http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VCAT/2019/949.html

ENDS

Last I heard he was reporting for THE AGE but haven't seen anything recent as to his employer.

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« 2019-Jul-11, 07:53 PM Reply #1 »
Quite an interesting post.

It seems RV by imposing conditions on journalists can control negative reviews. This differs in NSW where you hardly see any negatives towards Racing NSW by News Corp and it may have a lot to do with sponsorship.

The Everest / Opera House negatives came from mainstream journalists and not the Racing media which almost brushed it aside.

Investigative racing journalism is almost dead with the Racing media going on public media releases or statements.

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« 2019-Jul-11, 08:11 PM Reply #2 »
In the end it may be a futile exercise as the race club can determine who they let in or who they keep out .

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« 2019-Jul-11, 09:47 PM Reply #3 »
Its amusing to listen to either Macquarie Sports Radio or even 4TAB where Ray Thomas or Nathan Exelby get introduced as "journalists ". They have absolutely nothing to do with that craft  (particularly the former ) Looking forward to his next investigative column. Should be a ripper ; not to mention a maiden offering.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 10:55 AM Reply #4 »
Ray Thomas is also the Sydney ABC go-to man, whenever there is a racing story in the mainstream media.

He is always introduced as the Racing Editor of the  Daily Telegraph.

You only have to google the question "what does a newspaper editor do?" to see this title should not apply to Ray Thomas......especially the references to fairness and accuracy.

Ray Thomas is a tipster employed by the racing industry and from what I've seen of his tips they seem to be close to market order.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 11:32 AM Reply #5 »
A long time ago, a mate who works in the industry told me that if you want any freebies, you have to toe the line regardless if you are in Victoria and NSW.

This was especially important when it came to carnival time as some of the marquee invitations were based on how much publicity the sponsors were going to get.

Thus that is why the media in the last few years have been reluctant to do anything negative.

The Weir, cobalt, Opera house saga handling by the various Racing authorities have never been questioned as a result.

Anyone associated with sports journalism knows that any negative stories about clubs or players will get you barred or ignored when it comes to stories.

We see it in politics etc.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 07:43 PM Reply #6 »
Jeunes I would suggest that if the barometer for "journalism " is what freebies you can avail yourself of then you do not deserve to be considered a reputable member of a generally very reputable profession. Similarly those who consider themselves journalists who seem to spend their time genuflecting at the feet of racing hierarchy are hardly journalists ; they are very simply spin merchants for those who ultimately pay their wages. One of the fellows listed previously is the doyen of spin merchants. Real investigative journalists must reach for the so called "chucky bucket " when he breaks into another one of his adulation monologues.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 09:25 PM Reply #7 »
Gun, journalism of yesteryear is out of the window these days. Exposes are not rewarded as most companies have ties with advertising with the media etc so anything negative will frowned upon on.

You got more chance of ABC and SBS doing something of an expose against major industries rather than any of the commercial media.

No left or right wing media will go against their own sides due to the lack of access.

We all know in sports journalism how some journalists will never criticise some sides. If you want a career and be close to teams, you do fluff pieces.

Racing journalism lost most of itís critical voice quite a few years ago. Kenny C with all of his faults was better than most who masquerade as racing journalists now.

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« 2019-Jul-12, 10:20 PM Reply #8 »

....... pure fiction ............... any imagining or expectation of an independent racing media .. is pure fiction

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« 2019-Jul-12, 10:37 PM Reply #9 »
Jeunes, Agree wholeheartedly with what you are saying. I still miss the days when we didn't have the likes of Rupert dictating what we should hear or see. It beggars belief to me when I see commercial outlets promoting their "nodding heads " ; (here is RT again ) being promulgated as journalists. They have zero in common with real journalists. It is always highly amusing to me when I have the car radio tuned in on Monday mornings listening to our fellow correspondent DeeJayEff and his programme "Press Room ". A far better tittle would be "Propaganda Room ".

 
 

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« 2019-Sep-05, 10:37 PM Reply #10 »
RV has issued an unrestricted media pass to Patrick Bartley for the current season but VCAT refused his application for costs the amount claimed was  $25,920.

http://www8.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/cases/vic/VCAT/2019/1323.html?context=1;query=%22review%20and%20regulation%20list%22;mask_path=au/cases/vic/VCAT


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« 2019-Sep-06, 09:32 AM Reply #11 »



A sad reflection on Victorian racing administrators and the Victorian government

If 'press freedom' is to have respected meaning, not only should the journalist be paid his costs by RVL  -- there should be an exemplary gratuity to show good faith in the implied apology.

The concept of businesses enterprises being able to unfairly penalize and discourage critical press comment is surely unacceptable.

....... this is especially so in respect of a racing industry where, one way or another, it has corrupted the ideal of a free press.



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