May, 2019

‘I got it wrong’: Mike Baird on greyhound racing ban

The NSW greyhound industry will be given “one final chance” by the Baird government under a new regime being touted as “the strictest regulations that exist anywhere in the country”.
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Premier Mike Baird declared “I got it wrong” while confirming he would back down on his original promise to close down the industry from July next year.

Instead, Mr Baird said the industry would need to sign up to mandatory life bans and increased jail terms for live baiting and registering greyhounds for their entire lives.

A new independent regulator will be headed by former Labor premierMorris Iemma. There will be more resources for enforcement and prosecution and animal welfare.

“I got it wrong, we got it wrong, the cabinet got it wrong and the government got it wrong,” Mr Baird said.

Mr Baird said he knew a lot of people will be disappointed by the back down but said “we are listening”.

Greyhound racing ban backdown confirmed after cabinet meetingThe Baird government has confirmed a backdown of its ban on greyhound racing in NSW following a sustained campaign of media and industry pressure.

The dramatic backflipcomes despite Premier Mike Baird’s repeatedclaims that the decisionwas final and a matter of principle andit was”locked in” that the industry would be shutdown on July 1, 2017.

Mr Baird announced the ban earlier thisyear following a special commission of inquiry report that found 68,000 greyhounds had been euthanised in the past 12 yearsbecause they could not, or were too slow, to race.

But he hasfaced immense pressure from the Opposition, media outlets and the industrysince the announcement, withexpectations of a large swing against the government at the November 12 Orange byelection. Read on

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‘I got it wrong’: Mike Baird on greyhound racing ban

The NSW greyhound industry will be given “one final chance” by the Baird government under a new regime being touted as “the strictest regulations that exist anywhere in the country”.
Nanjing Night Net

Premier Mike Baird declared “I got it wrong” while confirming he would back down on his original promise to close down the industry from July next year.

Instead, Mr Baird said the industry would need to sign up to mandatory life bans and increased jail terms for live baiting and registering greyhounds for their entire lives.

A new independent regulator will be headed by former Labor premierMorris Iemma. There will be more resources for enforcement and prosecution and animal welfare.

“I got it wrong, we got it wrong, the cabinet got it wrong and the government got it wrong,” Mr Baird said.

Mr Baird said he knew a lot of people will be disappointed by the back down but said “we are listening”.

Greyhound racing ban backdown confirmed after cabinet meetingThe Baird government has confirmed a backdown of its ban on greyhound racing in NSW following a sustained campaign of media and industry pressure.

The dramatic backflipcomes despite Premier Mike Baird’s repeatedclaims that the decisionwas final and a matter of principle andit was”locked in” that the industry would be shutdown on July 1, 2017.

Mr Baird announced the ban earlier thisyear following a special commission of inquiry report that found 68,000 greyhounds had been euthanised in the past 12 yearsbecause they could not, or were too slow, to race.

But he hasfaced immense pressure from the Opposition, media outlets and the industrysince the announcement, withexpectations of a large swing against the government at the November 12 Orange byelection. Read on

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McLean Care requests limited visits

McLean Care has advisedsome of their residents have recently been diagnosed as being infected with the Influenza virus in Beresford Coward Hostel.
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McLean Care are asking if family of residents believe they have been have been in contact with people with influenza-like symptoms recently, to please not visit the residential facilities whilst we care for your loved ones, and continue our risk minimisation protocols.

“McLean Care has specific protocols in place, including annual influenza immunisation for both staff and residents, and stringent hygiene practices, but occasionally the virus, which is a particularly determined bug, still manages to reach us.” general manager of residential services Sarah Wade said.

“We certainly don’t want to alarm anyone, and wish to reassure families and the wider community that we are doing everything that we can to contain the spread of the virus, and comfort and care for our residents who are infected, and make them as comfortable as possible until their illness has passed.”

As most people are aware, Influenza is a highly infectious virus that spreads through droplets caused by sneezing or coughing, and symptoms develop rapidly, within 2-3 days. An infected person can be infectious for a few days, and may transmit the virus, one to two days before the onset of their own symptoms.

Influenza is a particular risk of serious illness to people 65 years of age and over, those of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent who are 50 years of age and over, residents in long term health care facilities such as residential aged care, and individuals who have complex health conditions.

McLean Care will contact the families of infected residents, and maintain open communication with them as to their health and wellbeing. If any family members of residents have any concerns, they are invited to contact McLean Care for further information and updates.

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NSW Senior State Cup locked in

Locked in: Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has secured hosting rights for the NSW Senior State Cup.Port Macquarie-Hastings Council has secured a further 12 months hosting rights for the NSW Senior State Cup touch football competition.
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The announcement comes amid future planning for sports fields across the Hastings after council was given 18 months to vacate Tuffins Lane –the home of the Senior State Cup.

A three year contract to host the NSW Senior State Cup was awarded to Port Macquarie in 2013 and NSW Touch Association General Manager Dean Russell said he was pleased to announce this arrangement will continue for a fourth year.

“We have an excellent and very long standing relationship with Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and we are look forward to more great football during the Senior State cup competition in December of this year and now in 2017 as well,”Mr Russell said.

Mayor Peter Besseling said the extension is a result of council’s commitment to supporting local and high level sports competition and the solid relationship that has been developed with NSW Touch.

“Council is grateful for the support of the Port Macquarie Touch Association which plays a big role in supporting this event and the NSW Junior State Cup which is under contract until 2018,” Cr Besseling said.

“Council is committed to continuing to work with the sporting community, event partners and the broader community to ensure our sporting facilities deliver short term, medium term and long term options to position Port Macquarie Hastings as a premier sporting destination.”

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