Monday 22. February, 2016

Greens Leader Removed as Head of Committee Investigating Greyhound Racing

The parliamentary committee that has been set up to investigate claims of live baiting and cruelty in the greyhound industry in Tasmania, has removed Greens leader Cassy O’Connor as their head. Ms O’Connor has been replaced by Independent MLC Adrianna Taylor.

The committee was set up following reports of greyhounds being euthanased due to injury or under-performance in Tasmania. Concern as to the impartiality of Ms O’Connor arose when she attended a rally earlier this month calling for an end to the greyhound industry.

“It’s really because the committee, when it met today, expressed concern over the committee perhaps being seen as not being as impartial as it might be,” commented the new chair, Ms Taylor.

“Cassy has a strong view as the leader of the Greens and she’s absolutely entitled to do that. We thought it was better to have an independent chair, not because Cassy has necessarily done anything wrong, but we want to be very careful that this inquiry is seen as impartial.”

It has been reported that six inquiry members called for the removal of Ms O’Connor as chair of the committee, while two wanted her to remain in the position. Ms O’Connor will remain on the committee, despite her demotion.

When discussing how publically vocal Ms O’Connor was about her views, Ms Taylor said, “I might have made a different decision if it was me, but then perhaps I don’t see as strongly as she does as the leader of a party that has a very strong view on it.”

The committee has said that it hopes to release the results of its inquiry by the end of March.


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