The Racing Minister must today provide an update on the status of the TOTE sale.

On the 11th September Mr Aird announced that his tender process for TOTE had collapsed, but said that it was “still for sale”.

At that time, Mr Aird also said that “the sale of TOTE will only proceed if it provides the best return for the Tasmanian community.”

That was two months ago. In that time, we’ve had nothing but the sound of silence from Mr Aird on the issue.

The Tasmanian community – particularly our racing community – deserve to know:

Is TOTE still for sale? Have any offers or firm expressions of interest been made? When can we expect an outcome?

Or has the sale collapsed due to Labor’s bungling and ineptitude, just as we warned it would?

Michael Aird betrayed the racing industry by breaking a promise not to sell TOTE.

Has he now broken another promise and now intends to sell it for a fire-sale price?
Jeremy Rockliff MP Shadow Minister for Racing