Can Anyone Tell Us Why Harness Racing NSW’s Employee Travel Spend Has All But Doubled in Just Four Years? – Or What and Who the Half a Million Dollars Has Been Spent On?

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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.

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By the time the 2018/19 financial year rocked around the budget for travel had skyrocketed to almost half a million dollars.

Why?

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?

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