$395,000 Budget boost for North Queensland Racing

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Thoroughbred racing in North Queensland is set to receive a Budget boost, with 13 clubs sharing in $395,000 worth of infrastructure grants. Racing Minister Grace Grace says the new funding would result in upgraded facilities and new infrastructure throughout the region. “I am pleased to be … [Read more...]

LNP Deputy Welcomes Racing Back-Flip

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A backflip by Racing Minister Grace Grace over corporate betting levels has been welcomed by Deputy LNP leader Deb Frecklington. “This week’s backflip by Racing Queensland on a minimum bet limit for corporate bookmakers in Queensland is not only a win for punters and country racing, it’s a … [Read more...]

Women’s Sport gets a Boost

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Women and girls are being encouraged to get more active through round three of the Queensland Government’s Get Out, Get Active program. Sport Minister Mick de Brenni says it’s an extension of the Programme and there’s a total of $1.7 million in funding available- $1 million for councils and an … [Read more...]

More Help for kids to Get Started in Sport

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An extra $750,000 is now being made available to help up to 5,000 Queensland children kick-start their involvement in organised sport or recreational activities through Round 9 of the popular Get Started vouchers program. BEST BE QUICK - The extra vouchers will be available online from 9.15 am … [Read more...]

Be Quick to Get Free Sports Vouchers

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Eligible parents can now apply to secure $150 Get Started Vouchers sports vouchers for kids, with applications opening this morning. The Round 9 opened this morning offering over 25,000 of the vouchers to eligible kids, with the vouchers are issued on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. These … [Read more...]

Corporates to Kill Country Bookies

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Sharp criticism from Deputy Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington of the Government’s refusal to enforce a minimum bet limit for corporate bookmakers which she believes will kill country bookies and impact across the racing scene in regional areas. Ms Frecklington says the ‘no minimum’ move means … [Read more...]

Vale – Max Walker – Australian Cricket Legend

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Max Walker, AM, has died aged 68 after a two-year battle with cancer. Known by Australians for his cricketing prowess, football ability and overall sports knowledge, ‘Tangles’ or ‘Tang’ as he was known played a key role in modernizing the games in Australia and achieving much by way of corporate … [Read more...]

Was it This?

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While most of us would agree the great win by the Cowboys this weekend was all down to talent and just great team work, our Federal Member thinks he had a hand in the Friday outcome. Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has delivered on his promise to give prominent North Queensland Cowboys board … [Read more...]