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Deb secures win for South Burnett horse trainers

5th May 2022

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has secured a win for horse trainers based in the South Burnett after they were left off a list to receive support following the recent floods.

Mrs Frecklington asked a Question on Notice to the Minister for Racing, Grace Grace in late March asking why South Burnett trainers had been forgotten.

“The South Burnett has been defined as a disaster declared area, and trainers in all other disaster declared local government areas were included for this support, so it was important ask the Minister why they had been excluded.

“I have now been advised that trainers from the South Burnett have been made eligible to receive this funding, which is great news.

“The funding will help licenced horse trainers needing assistance with costs such as transport, food, forage and bedding for their animals as a result of the floods.

“The horse racing industry is a major economic contributor to our region and country racing is an important part of our social fabric, so this support is welcome news,” Deb said.

Question on Notice Response - attached and available here: https://documents.parliament.qld.gov.au/tableoffice/questionsanswers/2022/329-2022.pdf