Baird LIFTS the ban hammer on greyhound racing

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  1. Court Jester

    Court Jester Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    well that didn't take long.

    I knew this bad decision would bring the government down ( I was hoping next election ) so he is trying to backflip and summersault his way out of the bad polling numbers from this knee jerk reaction decision.
     
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    "The squeaky wheel gets the oil".

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    Court Jester Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw...n/news-story/a507f0ce54840b75e2125e4bf1abe9e7

     
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    "May" lift the ban.
    Baird may also double down.
     
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    Greyhound racing represents animal cruelty.



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    Thats what happens when you listen to the loopy left and act to quick to appease them.

    Yes there was a problem but a complete knee "jerk" reaction and now he has done a back flip to try to save his political life,more pathetic weak willed leadership on display.

    If you think that you can govern by being popular you are kidding yourself,and why do people listen to and worry so much about "kevin rudd thought bubble social media" when it changes like the weather.

    If anyone thinks that the current leadership (cough) here and around the world can get us out of this one you are living in a fantasy world.

    Position Vacant - "Good Leadership" :/
     
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    Court Jester Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    lol if you think he's not announcing a backflip your smoking stronger sh!t than Sammy silver.

    I said when this happened it would sink this government and it would not last

    and here we are I still don't think they will get re-elected even after making the backflip.
     
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    Sense at last. Bloody idiot.
     
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    Baird will not save himself or his party. This was a dumbarse move by an arrogant and deceitful man.
     
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    Complete waste of taxpayer's money.

    This issue has been investigated, reported and acted upon in other constituencies. For the life of me I can't understand how any government can justify any course of action that has not already been taken previously by other governments concerned about the welfare of greyhounds. It's not as if the NSW government is in competition with other NSW governments and has to innovate for its survival. It was a showcase from the start, a stunt designed to appeal to a special interest group in order to gain votes.
     
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    Well, uh, because the issue was indeed investigated and reported on, but nothing was ever actually done about it.

    If something had been done, there wouldn't still have been live baiting and thousands of dogs put down/bash on the skull every year.
     
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    I like Baird and had no issues with the ban.
    That said, greyhound racing is more exciting than horse racing. I get bored waiting between races.
     
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    There were already policies in existence that other governments in the world adopted to address the known issues in greyhound racing. There was no need for any investigation or reporting back on problems that everyone knows about anyway. If the Baird government was actually interested in a workable outcome rather than posturing for votes, they could have implemented the same strategies that are used in the UK without the waste of expense in setting up an inquiry and the subsequent grandstanding and rhetoric.

    Edit to add: 4Corners had already done the legwork, all Baird had to do was announce that they would adopt similar legislation to what is happening in the UK. Baird felt it important to reinvent the wheel when he could have just copied what was already out there, and there is only one reason for that, because like all politicians - he was just pandering.
     
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    yes but the small number of votes it would have gained paled in comparison to the numbers he did loose from it.
     
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    Court Jester Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    so how did the Byelection in Orange go for a safe Nats seat of 70 years.

    would be a popular choice ay, won't loose votes will it.
     

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