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Greens call on ACT government to end $40 million public funding of horse racing industry

The ACT Greens are calling for an end to the public funding of horse racing in Canberra.
The ACT government is in negotiations to re-sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Canberra Racing Club and the Harness Racing Club worth about $40 million.

Under the deal, the horse racing industry will receive at least $7.5 million in taxpayer funding each year for the next five years.

"There's a much better way to use that public funding," ACT Green's spokesperson for animal welfare, Jo Clay, said.

"It hasn't gone through a public procurement, it hasn't gone through a grant process.

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