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Racing Queensland welcomes new Racing Minister

Racing Queensland has acknowledged the swearing-in today of the new Minister for Racing in Queensland, Stirling Hinchliffe.

Racing Queensland CEO, Dr Eliot Forbes, said he looked forward to a positive working relationship with the new Minister.

“I want to thank the former Minister, Grace Grace, for her strong support of all codes of racing in Queensland.

“I worked closely with Minister Grace on the development of both a strategic and infrastructure plan and I look forward to outlining the vision for Racing Queensland to the new Minister.”

Racing Queensland has been invited to brief the incoming Minister today on a range of current and emerging issues from the remediation of Eagle Farm to the impact of the possible Tabcorp combination with Tatts Group.

The racing industry generates $1.2 billion in economic activity, sustains more than 9,500 full time equivalent jobs and employs or engages around 42,000 individuals in Queensland. More than 47% of the economic value is realised in regional parts of the state.