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Oct 12, 2016

Greyhound ban backflip: since when did Alan Jones become a NSW crossbencher?

Will all future NSW government legislation have to pass the Alan Jones test?

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In April 2014, Barry O’Farrell resigned as NSW premier for accepting a gift of a bottle of Grange, and now his successor, Mike Baird, has self-destructed his premiership by giving a lease of life to the widely reviled greyhound racing industry.

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7 thoughts on “Greyhound ban backflip: since when did Alan Jones become a NSW crossbencher? 

  1. jmendelssohn

    I think you need to change the heading. Alan Jones isn’t a mere cross-bencher. He’s got a controlling interest in the coalition. De-facto Premier, I think.

  2. Terry of Tuggeranong

    Did Carr not make a similar visit to Jones seeking sanction for the appointment of a new Police Commissioner – or was that some other past Premier? Incidentally, why was the NSW Police Special Branch disbanded?

    1. old greybearded one

      Because it was filled to the brim with crooked coppers going back to the Askin days.

      1. AR

        And don’t forget the drunks & others incapable of carrying out their duty of protecting the public from… people like them.
        After the Special Branch was disbanded, all its files & dodgy dossiers were gifted to (then) Customs which found them so tainted that they were flick passed to the AFP.
        Reassuring?

  3. old greybearded one

    I’ll agree with the greyhound ban when simolar scrutiny is applied to jumps and all horse racing. There are plenty of horror stories there too no doubt, but they are sacrosanct. As for millions for the dogs, it is billions for racing. Neither should have one red cent, but we can destroy heritage for racegoers at Randwick. As for standing up to developers, with respect Alex you must be bloody joking. The ICAC made it plain that developers own the Liberals and the bits they don’t own belong to merchant bankers and the fossil fuel industry.

  4. old greybearded one

    I’ll agree with the greyhound ban when similar scrutiny is applied to jumps and all other horse racing. There are plenty of horror stories there too no doubt, but they are sacrosanct. As for millions for the dogs, it is billions for racing. Neither should have one red cent, but we can destroy heritage for racegoers at Randwick. As for standing up to developers, with respect Alex you must be bloody joking. The ICAC made it plain that developers own the Liberals and the bits they don’t own belong to merchant bankers and the fossil fuel industry.

  5. Laurie Patton

    Please don’t mention the Earlwood by-election when Jones failed to enter the NSW Parliament.

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