The Opera House is about to be lit “magnificently” tonight with a lovely commercial for a frankly cruddy horse race. Both Liberal federal and state leaders agree it’s for the the good thing about NSW. It’s sort of odd that regardless of 200,000+ folks signing a petition to cease it from taking place that each one the leaders are singing from the identical music sheet.
Enter previous mate Barry ‘no tears’ O’farrell. The disgraced premier of NSW who left politics after an paradoxically alcohol associated incident. He’s now calling the photographs because the CEO of Racing Australia and the chief of the organisation pushing for the commercial to be displayed on a heritage listed constructing.
It will get higher, in accordance with the Sydney Morning Herald not too long ago launched FOI paperwork present that robust new playing legal guidelines had been watered down for Racing Australia and it’s media companions together with Seven West Media to permit them to proceed widespread and aggressive promoting ways.
Included within the paperwork had been admissions that horse racing is “extremely depending on media distribution and promotional assist which is in flip “depending on wagering promoting”.
All in all, appalling and saddening stuff.
For those that’re eager to protest tonight, there’s an occasion taking place at 8pm yow will discover extra particulars about right here.