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Question Without Notice No. 960 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 December 2017 by Hon Colin Holt

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 6 December 2017

MINISTER FOR RACING AND GAMING — RACE MEETING ATTENDANCE
      960. Hon COLIN HOLT to the minister representing the Minister for Racing and Gaming:
I refer to question without notice 934, asked yesterday, and the answers provided by the minister ''in addition''.
      (1) Can the minister list the ''multiple racing events'' he has attended, including date and location?
(2) Can the minister list the specific race clubs he has visited, including date and location?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question. I am disappointed he does not ask me about what race meetings I have been to! I went to a very interesting one on the weekend.
Anyhow, the following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Racing and Gaming.
      (1) In addition to the information provided yesterday, the minister also attended the following racing events: the Horse Racing Awards at Hyatt Regency Perth on 12 August; the 2017 Apprentice Jockey Awards at Mandoon Estate, Caversham, on 4 September; and the Harness Horse of the Year Awards at the Pan Pacific Perth on 17 September. I feel like I am his secretary!
      (2) The minister also visited the following race clubs: Broome Turf Club on 6 May; WA Provincial Thoroughbreds Association at Ascot on 12 May; Cannington Greyhounds, TABtouch Park at Cannington on 26 July—never home!—Mandurah Greyhounds at Kanyana Park in Mandurah on 26 July; Bunbury Turf Club in Bunbury on 6 November; and Bunbury Trotting Club on 6 November. Additionally, the minister visited Singapore in August to drive international interest and investment in the Western Australian racing industry. This was a first for any Minister for Tourism in this state.