This is Harness Racing NSW employee travel expenditure in the years 2015 (right) and 2016 (left), as detailed in that fiscal year’s annual report.
In 2015 the spend was a tick under $270 000, yet a year later the travel cheque had jumped to $355 000.
But you ain’t seen nothing yet.
By the time the 2018/19 financial year rocked around the budget for travel had skyrocketed to almost half a million dollars.
What the hell sort of travel could harness racing employees in NSW spend $500 000 on?
Who was it being spent on?
HRNSW announced a 20 percent across the board cut in prize money yesterday, and abolished the drought fund and all infrastructure funding to boot.
What’s good for the goose – or in the case of the cuts, what’s not – is good for the gander too.
Tell us Mr CEO John Dumesny, where did the half a million dollars go?