Qld Racing boss given brief reprieve to save his skin

Queensland Racing CEO Darren Condon
Queensland Racing CEO Darren Condon Chris Ison

THE Queensland racing board CEO under fire over live baiting in the greyhound racing industry has been given more time to prove why he should keep his job.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk abolished all state racing boards when the live baiting inquiry report was submitted to parliament last week.

During parliament Ms Palaszczuk also announced Racing Queensland CEO Darren Condon would be stood down and given a five day show-cause notice.

Racing Minister Bill Byrne's office released a statement on Tuesday saying Mr Condon had received an extension until June 17.

"Mr Condon's lawyers requested an extension to the show-cause period on Friday and this extension has been granted," the statement said.

"In complex matters like this, it's not unusual for extensions to be granted.

"This ensures Mr Condon has appropriate time to put his case forward before a final decision is made."



Topics:  editors picks queensland racing

BREAKING: Fire crews tackle solar panel fire on Cap Coast

UNDER CONTROL: Fire crews rushed to tackle a fire at Pacific Heights this afternoon.

A neighbour reported solar panels were 'billowing black smoke'.

Capricornia's weather update and spectacular weather footage

SPECTACULAR FOOTAGE: Rockhampton was lit up last night by some amazing lightning.

See the fantastic lightning footage and read our weather update.

Undercover police cars swarm in raid at Port Curtis address

Five police cars converged on a Port Curtis this morning

A quiet Port Curtis Street became a hive of police activity.

Local Partners