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senate vote 2018-09-13#2

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Title

  • Motions Greyhound Racing
  • Motions - Greyhound Racing - Withdraw public funding

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Mehreen Faruqi</p>
  • <p>I, and also on behalf of Senator Hinch, move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That the Senate&#8212;</p>
  • The majority voted against a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?id=2018-09-13.48.1), which means it failed.
  • ### Motion text
  • > *That the Senate—*
  • > *(a) notes:*
  • >> *(i) that tens of millions of dollars in public money is handed over to the greyhound racing and gambling industry each year by states and territories in prize money, for building new tracks and in tax breaks,*
  • >> *(ii) Greyhounds Australasia estimates that the industry is responsible for the unnecessary deaths of anywhere between 13 000 and 17 000 healthy greyhounds a year, and*
  • >> *(iii) that millions of Australians want to see greyhound racing banned on animal welfare grounds, and do not want to see public money subsidising greyhound racing and gambling; and*
  • > *(b) calls on state and territory governments to withdraw public funding of greyhound racing, and put the tens of millions of dollars towards health, education and drought relief.*
  • <p class="italic">(a) notes:</p>
  • <p class="italic">(i) that tens of millions of dollars in public money is handed over to the greyhound racing and gambling industry each year by states and territories in prize money, for building new tracks and in tax breaks,</p>
  • <p class="italic">(ii) Greyhounds Australasia estimates that the industry is responsible for the unnecessary deaths of anywhere between 13 000 and 17 000 healthy greyhounds a year, and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(iii) that millions of Australians want to see greyhound racing banned on animal welfare grounds, and do not want to see public money subsidising greyhound racing and gambling; and</p>
  • <p class="italic">(b) calls on state and territory governments to withdraw public funding of greyhound racing, and put the tens of millions of dollars towards health, education and drought relief. (<i>general business notice of motion no. 1047</i>)</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Anne Ruston</p>
  • <p>I seek leave to make a short statement</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>Leave is granted for one minute.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Anne Ruston</p>
  • <p>Greyhound racing provides significant economic activity, employment and social benefits to rural and regional communities. Public funding of greyhound racing is a matter for state and territory governments to determine.</p>
  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question is that motion No. 1047 be agreed to.</p>