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It’s only just begun

March 11, 2009

The State Liberals will move for an Upper House Select Committee to explore still untested matters relating to the operations of the SAJC. Announcing the move today, Opposition racing spokesman Terry Stephens said comments made in the last 24 hours by TRSA Chairman Philip Bentley had opened up further areas of concern. “Mr Bentley has confirmed that matters of concern prior to the November 2008 ...Click here for full story

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Excessive claims approved

March 4, 2009

Expenses claims by current Thoroughbred Racing SA Chairman Philip Bentley were approved despite being described by senior public servants as “excessive”. The claims included $170 per hour for “appointment making and note-taking” and $110 per hour for hire of a room. They form part of a total $109,560 paid to Mr Bentley in 2007 to conduct a review of racing. File notes attached to documents deta...Click here for full story

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Time to end SAJC secrecy

February 9, 2009

The State Liberals are calling for the Racing Minister to end the secrecy surrounding allegations of bulk membership purchases and vote stacking at the South Australian Jockey Club. “Recent reports that Lipman Karas Lawyers had completed an interim review into the SAJC for the Thoroughbred Racing SA Board is welcomed but it’s now time to end the mystery,” Opposition Spokesman for Racing Terry Ste...Click here for full story

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Vacswim Solution

December 10, 2008

To allay the fears of parents sending their children to swimming lessons this January, Sports Minister Michael Wright must ensure that the controversial changes proposed for the Vacswim program are reversed. It’s as simple as that! Opposition Spokesman for Sport proposed the uncomplicated solution to end the controversy surrounding the 2009 Vacswim program. “During the last week we’ve seen the...Click here for full story

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Adelaide United Fan Zone vital

October 28, 2008

Adelaide United fans must be given the opportunity to get involved as United take on Gamba Osaka in the AFC Champions League Final on November 5th and 12th. The Rann Government must invest in a significant “fan zone” in Elder Park for both legs of the final. “Regrettably thousands of fans are going to miss out on attending the second leg of the AFC Champions League Final because of Hindmarsh Sta...Click here for full story

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Start trusting us on water Mr Rann

October 16, 2008

More flexible water restrictions must be considered this summer to provide a much needed boost for regional tourism in South Australia. Liberal Member of the Legislative Council, Terry Stephens, believes the current system of level 3 water restrictions must be reviewed as it is having a negative impact on tourism. Presently, the system allows for even-numbered properties to be watered on Saturd...Click here for full story

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Rann’s replay shows no vision and no plan

May 29, 2008

Plans to build a permanent replay screen at Hindmarsh Stadium so it complies with the requirements of A-League organisers are proof South Australia’s sporting facilities lagged behind national standards. State Liberals spokesman on sport Terry Stephens said today the announcement was too little too late. “This is a sporting stadium strategy based on catching up, not looking forward,” Mr Stephens...Click here for full story

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Sun sets on city's twilight racing

May 28, 2008

Government bungling has delivered another blow to city-based entertainment. Today’s announcement of funding to convert Gawler to a “second metropolitan racetrack”, adds to the folly of the Victoria Park temporary grandstand and the end of the successful city-based twilight race meetings. “They started out with a vision for better permanent facilities at Vic Park, more parkland space and a chanc...Click here for full story

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Santos Stadium STILL off the pace

May 20, 2008

The Rann Government has ignored calls to invest in the sporting community and provide funding for the upgrade of the running track at Santos Stadium, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport, Recreation & Racing Terry Stephens said today. Mr Stephens’ comments follow reports that the ten year old running track at Santos Stadium, South Australia’s premier athletics facility, continues to crack and undula...Click here for full story

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Opposition pressure - women’s sport the winner

May 9, 2008

The Rann Government continue to follow the lead of the State Opposition as today Sport Minister Michael Wright was forced to announce funding for Netball SA. Shadow Sport Minister, Terry Stephens said that during a radio interview last week he criticised the Rann Government for the lack of funding to Netball SA to provide a portable playing floor to host State Netball Tests at Distinctive Home Do...Click here for full story

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Opposition pressure results in State reception

April 30, 2008

Following pressure from Opposition Spokesman for Sport, Terry Stephens National Women’s Basketball champions, Adelaide Lightning will now receive a State Reception to celebrate their victory. In March this year Adelaide Lightning beat Sydney University to claim the 2007/08 Women’s National Basketball League Crown. “I called on Premier Rann to explain why a State Reception was not organised for...Click here for full story

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One final chance for Rann

February 14, 2008

The State Liberals have provided one last chance for the Rann Government to proceed with its planned development at Victoria Park. Making good on its promise of last year, the Opposition introduced a Private Members Bill to approve a lease for the development proposed by the Government in 2006. Opposition sport and racing spokesman Terry Stephens introduced the Bill into parliament late Wednesda...Click here for full story

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Racing needs your help Minister

October 25, 2007

Racing Minister Michael Wright must urgently end financial uncertainty for South Australian racing. The financial implications faced by the industry due to the effects of equine influenza are deadly serious. “Industry contacts have advised me that racing needs an urgent injection of at least $3 million to help it through this crisis,” said Opposition Racing spokesman Terry Stephens today. The O...Click here for full story

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Show me the money

September 28, 2007

It’s time for Racing Minister Michael Wright to end financial uncertainty for South Australian racing. Following the Bentley report into South Australian racing, Minister Wright promised to return TAB net wagering revenue if the industry complied with Mr Bentley’s recommendations. The industry has complied. “Show me the money Mr Wright,” said Opposition Racing spokesman Terry Stephens today. ...Click here for full story

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Jobs for the boys

July 4, 2007

Ongoing claims of ‘done deals’ and ‘jobs for the boys’ arising from racing industry reforms deserve independent assessment. Opposition spokesman on Racing Terry Stephens said his office had received complaints from people involved in the racing industry and documentation from the SATAB that raised serious concerns about the Bentley Report and its suggested changes to the industry. “The biggest c...Click here for full story

Views: 681

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