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Saunders Slams Racing NSW's "Completely Delusional Rhetoric"

Tuesday, 22nd June 2010

Yesterday we published Racing NSW chairman Alan Brown's "letter to industry participants" in the wake of last week's Federal Court decision on NSW race field legislation. Today we note the strident commentary from Bill Saunders at Virtual Form Guide which, under the headline "Brown Breaks The First Rule Of Holes", begins with the acidic declaration "The 1st rule of holes is: when you're in a hole, stop digging". Saunders highlights Justice Perram's comment that the Racing NSW scheme was "a transparent attempt to evade the requirements of section 92 (of the Australian Constitution) in a way which, I regret to say, does not deserve the appellation sophisticated". And Saunders booms: "While there is a lot of bluster from Brown & his CEO Peter V'Landys about why the judgment is wrong, there was also completely delusional rhetoric about how it endorsed the gross turnover basis for charging a race field levy." To read the complete tongue-lashing "Brown Breaks The First Rule Of Holes", click on the link in The Great Debate panel on the right-hand-side of this page.

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