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TASMANIAN GREYHOUND RACING INDUSTRY COMPLIANT

An analysis of the report that led to the shut down of the greyhound racing industry in NSW has revealed that 84 per cent of its 79 recommendations (made if the industry was to continue to operate) have already been addressed (66 per cent) or will be addressed in Tasmania (18 per cent). Of the rest, 11 per cent are specifically related to NSW legislation only, and five per cent are not deemed appropriate for Tasmania. Interim chief executive officer Mark Tarring said Tasracing had completed a thorough review of the report, comparing it to the Tasmanian context. “From the outset, Tasracing has said it was unfair to draw comparisons between the industry in NSW and in Tasmania because they are very different,” he said. “Our detailed review of the Special Commission of Inquiry into the Greyhound Racing Industry in New South Wales confirmed this to be absolutely the case.” Mr Tarring said the industry in Tasmania was well regulated and well policed by the Office of Racing Integrity stewards. “Anyone doing the wrong thing is quickly discovered and removed from the industry,” he said. “The Tasmanian industry has introduced a number of reforms over the past five years with animal welfare issues a significant considerations.” Mr Tarring said a small number of recommendations made by Michael McHugh AC QC were not relevant to Tasmania. Mr Tarring said regardless of the differences, Tasracing and the Tasmanian greyhound racing industry were committed to transparency and reporting on industry performance going... read more

Tough but amazing experience

Tasmanian Scott Bowden described his maiden Olympic Games mountain bike race as “super tough but an amazing experience”. More than two weeks after riding in support of fellow Tasmanian Richie Porte in the road race, the versatile 21-year-old Hobart cyclist switched to his more familiar fatter tyres in one of the last events on the Rio program. After a week of dusty conditions at the city’s Deodoro X-Park, heavy and persistent rain created plenty of mud which Nino Schurter, of Switzerland, conquered best to win in 1:33.28. Bowden finished one lap down as 36th of the 44 finishers, crossing the line alongside Slovakia’s road race world champion Peter Sagan. “It was absolute madness out there,” said a mud-splattered Bowden. “All week in practice it had been dry but it was actually pretty slippery out there but that just made it even more exciting I think. “It was a super crazy race, a lot of carnage, particularly in the early laps, everyone was all over the place. You’d make up a heap of spots and then come unstuck a bit. “I gave it everything I had and you can’t ask for much more than that. I finished one lap down with Sagan. I beat my start number [43] so that’s one positive I guess. “I’ve been in Rio a while now after doing the road race so I was itching to get out there and get into it and I’m pretty happy with that. “I’ve been here three weeks which I think is quite a while to spend in this sort of atmosphere and environment, but it’s been absolutely amazing... read more

Number one spot globally for Tassal

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been benchmarked as the world’s top salmon or trout company in an international report on sustainability reporting and transparency. The seafoodintelligence.com report said: “…the (Australian) firm continues to humble us by its dedication to environmental and economic sustainability, and its engagement with stakeholders.” The report used 150 key performance indicators to monitor the world’s top 35 salmon companies. The report’s authors congratulated Tassal for the publication of its fifth Sustainability Report. “The 2016 report (was) well designed and equally well written (and) has not disappointed,” it said. “There are so many insightful comments in terms of sustainability and salmon farming that we’d strongly recommend that some other salmon farmers and aspiring sustainability reporters make the Tassal report bedside reading.” The report said Tassal was one of only a handful of companies that were providing sustainability reporting leadership. “Tassal is driven by the sustainability of its business, which includes the financial dimension,” it said. Tassal’s head of Sustainability and Fish Health Linda Sams said the company was delighted to be recognised in this way. “It is a significant achievement, and one we are very proud of, but we are prepared and committed to continuing to work with our stakeholders, staff and partners to achieve further improvements,” she said. Ms Sams acknowledged Tassal’s partnership with WWF Australia as an important element in the benchmarking success. Dermot O’Gorman, Chief Executive Officer of WWF-Australia said: “We are proud of our partnership with Tassal, a company which is demonstrating leadership in producing high quality and responsibly sourced food. “Tassal is a great story of an Australian company working for sustainability,... read more

Praise for Ockenden and Deavin: Graeme Reid

Kookaburras coach Graham Reid has praised the efforts of Tasmanian duo Eddie Ockenden and Tim Deavin at the Olympic Games. The state teammates were unable to prevent Australia going out in the quarter-finals to the Netherlands on Sunday but Reid said they were integral to the team. “They are both tireless workers,” he said. “Eddie runs as many miles in a game as anyone could. He has a fantastic engine and brilliant skills. Unfortunately we just didn’t have enough people around him with the right touch. “Deavo played really well against GB but perhaps wasn’t at his best against the Netherlands and I think he would recognise that. “Both are extremely valuable players in our group.” Reid was confident they had more Olympic campaigns in them and praised Tasmania’s proud record of Olympic hockey involvement predicting more of the same in Tokyo. “I’m sure there will be. I’m very happy with the place that the TIS program is in at the moment and I’m sure it will keep producing.” Ockenden, 29, of Hobart, admitted it was difficult to look four years ahead after failing to add to his two Olympic bronze medals. “I don’t feel like it now, it’s a long way away,” he said. “I still like hockey, it’s good fun, a good challenge, tough competition. You don’t find many things in your life that you can do with full passion so I’m pretty lucky but I don’t feel like playing hockey at the moment. “I think we prepared pretty well and I’m proud of the group, the way we prepared, the way we played, but that’s all.”... read more

Cure and Baker have a bright future in Australian cycling: Gilmore

Cycling coach Matthew Gilmore believes fellow Tasmanians Amy Cure and Georgia Baker will play big roles in future Olympic Games after finishing fifth in a frustrating Rio campaign. The Tasmanian Institute of Sport and national track endurance coach also shed light on the 60kmh training crash at the Barra Velodrome that injured four of the five team pursuit riders just a couple of days before competition began. “It was a significant crash, enough to derail them a fair bit,” Gilmore said. “We tried to remain optimistic about it, but it’s far from ideal crashing two days out from competition and hitting Mel Hoskins as heavily as it did. At the Olympics you have to be 100 per cent and have all team members firing and that just took the wind out of the girls. “When I saw Mel go over the top I knew things were not the way they should be, particularly when she didn’t bounce back up after the crash. When she lay there we all looked at each other and knew it was going to be a hard slog. “There’s two centimetres between each wheel and they’ve done thousands of laps and changes and rubbed wheels a few times, well this time they rubbed for a little bit too long and down they went. “I feel for [coach] Gary Sutton and all the time he has invested into this to then see it unravel in the space of half a lap.” Despite the crash, the team of Cure, Baker, Hoskins and Annette Edmondson qualified in the top four before Ashlee Ankudinoff replaced Hoskins as the team... read more

Disappointment for Tasmanian Kookaburras

Tasmanians Eddie Ockenden and Tim Deavin were equally devastated after the world champion Kookaburras were eliminated in the Olympic Games quarter-final. Goals in each quarter gave the Netherlands a 4-0 win to progress to a semi-final against Belgium and end Australia’s proud record of six consecutive Olympic medals in the men’s hockey. “To have your lifelong dream taken away is pretty devastating,” said Deavin, 32, of Launceston. “I love the game, I love the boys and to see them disappointed is pretty hard to take. It’s heart-breaking.” Ockenden, 29, of Hobart, said his overwhelming emotion was disappointment. “We lost. There’s no more reaction than that. We didn’t win so we didn’t get through, that’s it. “You don’t want to lose ever but we lost twice in the pool games and then again tonight so we didn’t get through.” Between them, the world’s top two ranked nations had not failed to make an Olympic semi-final in more than three decades so something had to give and Australia made the worst possible start. Billy Bakker’s tomahawk fired the Dutch in front in the first minute before Bob de Voogd and Valentin Verga extended the lead either side of half-time. Mink van der Weerden added a late penalty corner to complete the rout and avenge the 6-1 loss on home soil in the last World Cup final. “Story of our tournament,” said Deavin, who was making his 138th international appearance at his second Olympics. “We played all right, they got a goal early then we’re chasing the game and they got a couple of breakaway goals. We were still in the hunt... read more

TASMANIA WORKING TOWARDS FULLY REHOMING RACING GREYHOUNDS BY JULY 2019

Tasracing and the Tasmanian greyhound racing industry have committed to working towards fully rehoming all racing greyhounds by 1 July 2019. Tasracing interim chief executive officer Mark Tarring said that Greyhound Adoption Program and the greyhound industry fully endorsed the principles as set down by the RSPCA’s euthanasia policy. “Every healthy dog will be rehomed unless prevented by unavoidable health, behavioural or legislative reasons,” he said. Industry participants will be expected to apply these principles when a dog is retired from the industry at any stage during its life cycle and will be accountable for adherence to the policy, to the independent Office of Racing Integrity in Tasmania. “Tasracing and industry representatives are on the public record stating that the industry in Tasmania was well advanced in terms of introducing reforms,” Mr Tarring said. “The fully rehoming policy decision is another example of this, which is a key part of the national reform agenda.” Mr Tarring said Tasracing had previously stated that it wanted to see an industry where every greyhound had every opportunity to enjoy a fulfilling life after racing. “Tasracing has introduced a number of key reforms that support this position,” he said. “These include the abolition of breeding incentives, the introduction of strict guidelines for breeding females and mandatory education units for licensed participants.” “We have also introduced masters racing for older greyhounds and pathways racing for greyhounds of all... read more

Tasmanians played their part on 2-1 Kookaburra win

Tasmanians Eddie Ockenden and Tim Deavin were delighted to help the Kookaburras get their Olympic campaign back on track with a patient, hard-fought 2-1 win over Great Britain. After a nervous opening-round victory over New Zealand, the Kookaburras suffered back-to-back 1-0 losses to European powerhouses Spain and Belgium. But they bounced back when late goals from Aran Zalewski and Jake Whetton ended a barren goalless run lasting 207 minutes. Ockenden said the reigning World Cup, World League and Champions Trophy holders never doubted themselves, despite the uncharacteristic group-stage losses. “We thought we were going OK,” said the 29-year-old from Hobart. “They’re all tough games which we try to tell people but they don’t always believe. We didn’t get two results that we needed and obviously wanted but it was good to come out and get another good performance and build from yesterday. I thought we played pretty well and it’s more a feeling of accomplishment rather than relief. “We just had to stick together and really keep working on what we do best and putting it on the park when we need to.” Deavin, 31, of Launceston, agreed. “We’ve been playing well just haven’t been able to get the scores on the board but now we’ve virtually done enough to get in the quarter-finals so obviously pretty happy that we’re not knocked out yet. “We trust in each other and our skill and ability and luckily enough tonight that came through.” Australia’s final group game is on Friday against host nation Brazil, who have conceded 37 goals in their four fixtures to date. Both Tasmanians were unperturbed about the... read more

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