Last chance for Labor to support the racing industry

Published: Comments:
Business Business & Economy Money & Finance Political Queensland Government

Social:   

The Palaszczuk Labor Government has until close of business today to offer a fair deal to the racing industry or see more unprecedented state-wide TAB racing strikes in addition to tomorrow's Cox Plate Day.

LNP Shadow Racing Minister and Surfers Paradise MP John-Paul Langbroek joined with the Gold Coast Turf Club today to make a last-ditch plea to the Labor Government to provide a guaranteed stream of revenue from the Point of Consumption Tax to the industry.

"Annastacia Palaszczuk must come out today and provide an iron-clad guarantee that the industry will receive revenue from Labor's Point of Consumption Tax as is done in Victoria and New South Wales," Mr Langbroek said.

"The Labor Government will make $367 million from the racing tax over the next four years but will only excuse Racing Queensland of some debt and provide a one-off infrastructure fund, with absolutely nothing on offer for the gallops.

"Racing stakeholders such as the Gold Coast Turf Club don't take these strikes lightly, in fact, tomorrow's strike will cost the club around $300,000 with more planned for Melbourne Cup day.

"The Racing industry involves over 40,000 people Statewide, injects $1.2 billion into Queensland's economy, and has a profound impact on regional communities throughout our State, and yet Labor is bleeding them dry.

"Labor has dragged their heels on this issue, and now we're seeing the dire consequences of their inaction."

Gold Coast Turf Club Chairperson Brett Cook said the unprecedented strikes were necessary given the impact that the lack of investment will have on the racing industry.

"The racing industry is in crisis and we need the Government to understand our problems," Mr Cook said.

"A part of this new racing tax revenue needs to go back into the industry for prize money.

"This is about grassroots prize money and the fact this state is getting left in the barriers."

 
LNP : Liberal National Party :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill QLD 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
07 3844 0388
LNP :  Liberal National Party
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Child safety system in chaos under Labor 15 November 2018 | Tomorrow more than 25 child safety worksites will go on strike across the state, throwing Queensland's child protection system into chaos. More information...
Business confidence crumbles under Labor 12 November 2018 | The appalling outlook of Queensland's economy under Annastacia Palaszczuk is dealing a massive blow to business confidence, LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander warned today. More information...
Labor delays crucial domestic violence strategy 02 November 2018 | A new report shows Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities aren’t receiving critical support from the Palaszczuk Labor Government to put a stop to domestic violence, the LNP has warne... More information...
Premier fails Queensland canegrowers 01 November 2018 | Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s trade trip to China and South Korea is an insult to Queensland canegrowers strangled by India’s illegal sugar dumping. More information...
Domestic violence grants plummet under Labor 01 November 2018 | The latest progress check on the Not Now, Not Ever report shows important community grants and events to put a stop to domestic violence are plummeting under the Palaszczuk Labor Government. More information...
Labor Minister's health failures a mile long 31 October 2018 | The LNP has called on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to sack the Labor Health Minister following a series of disastrous policy failures. More information...
Labor guillotines debate on mine safety 31 October 2018 | LNP Shadow Minister for Natural Resources Dale Last has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for guillotining debate on laws to protect Queensland’s mine workers. More information...
Irrigation water prices set to increase under Labor 31 October 2018 | The Palaszczuk Labor Government has referred irrigation pricing to the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA), laying the foundations for water price increases by passing on dam safety* and flood mitigation**... More information...
Labor guillotines debate on Queensland finances 30 October 2018 | LNP Deputy Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander has slammed the Palaszczuk Labor Government for guillotining debate on three Bills crucial to Queensland's finances. More information...
Time to act on electricity tariff crisis 30 October 2018 | It’s time for the Palaszczuk Labor Government to pull its head out of the sand and deliver the rural electricity tariff reform our farmers are desperately calling for. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service