NSW is set to ban greyhound racing

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  1. butchmcdick

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    Mike Baird dined with Alan Jones night before greyhound ban backflip
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    By Andy Park
    Updated yesterday at 6:21pmTue 11 Oct 2016, 6:21pm

    [​IMG] Photo: Mr Jones said Mr Baird was interested in what people were saying. (ABC News )
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    'You can't walk over people and ignore people'
    [​IMG] Photo: NSW Premier, Mike Baird, announces his backflip on banning greyhound racing.


    Jones said that it was apparent Mr Baird knew he had made the wrong call on greyhounds.

    "I think he's very aware. He is aware of the hole into which he'd dug himself, and I think this raises very significant questions about the kind of advice he was getting," he said.

    "You can overplay this animal welfare thing. At the end of the day there are people here who are being driven to penury and to suicide, and when I explained that to him he understood.

    "He just kept saying, I was wrong."

    Will the greyhound ban backflip be Mike Baird's Kevin Rudd moment?
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    Analysis: When Mike Baird stuck his neck out on greyhounds with emotive language, he invoked a moral high-road.



    Jones has been firing shots at Mr Baird on his morning radio program over a number of decisions, particularly the greyhound ban, but also lockout laws and council amalgamations.

    And he has criticised Mr Baird's management style, variously comparing him to Russian President Vladimir Putin, describing him as Kim Jong Baird, and being pig-headed and a political bully.

    "As you are probably aware, I haven't had a lot of conversation with Mr Baird because, though we go back a long way and I've known him a long time and I think we would regard one another as friends, I felt on this and one or two other issues he was way offside with what the public were about and I have to be responsible to my listeners and the general public out there," Jones said.

    He denies trying to broker some sort of deal between the media and Mr Baird to reconcile the pro- and anti-greyhound factions.

    "I wasn't brokering anything," he said.

    "You'd have to be a mug if you hadn't read the polls ... you can't walk over people and ignore people."

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-...d-ban-backflip/7922406?WT.ac=localnews_Sydney

    Pure coincidence
     
  2. Surely

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    good work alan
     
  3. butchmcdick

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    Just like Gloria's work in the Qld election eh Surely ?
     
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    You forgot the facebook morons who believe the animal welfare morons
     
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    No that was f**ked work, but I'm one for giving credit where its due.
     
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    This.

    NSW and even Australian laws regarding the sale of alcohol are embarrassing.
     
  7. Jimbo

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    There are probably a lot of words which don't mean what Pete thinks they mean...
     
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    Baird is as weak as water!
     
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    I wasn't aware it was a 'thing'.
     
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    Thankfully
     
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    Not much has change:

    RSPCA uncover greyhound mass grave in western Sydney

    The RSPCA has uncovered a mass greyhound grave in western Sydney, on the property of a licensed and registered greyhound trainer.

    RSPCA NSW was tipped off about the Marsden Park property on July 3, and inspectors arrived to find an open pit containing the remains of nine greyhounds, RSPCA NSW acting chief inspector Andrew Clachers said.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw...-grave-in-western-sydney-20180712-p4zr03.html
     
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    My guess is the only really change is there has been a massive jump in greyhound adoptions as the publicity around that time has caused rescue greyhounds to be one of the most fashionable dog breeds of the moment. But for the dogs that don't get adopted I imagine things are still grim.
     
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    There is a lot in our area who adopted greyhounds...
     
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    Same around here, I know two people who’ve got them recently. Would probably adopt one myself if I had the space for a dog, they’re great pets.
     
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    I would have thought a 'mass grave' would contain more than nine

    It's still nine too many though, of course
     
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    Pretty disturbing
     
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    These must be the ones the local Chinese restaurant couldn’t take.
     
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    Anyone watched 4 corners the other day the Horse racing industry isn’t any better these Chardonnay sipping wankers should be ashamed of themselves....
     
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