Racing is one of Victoria’s largest employers and generates billions of dollars in economic activity each year.
Victoria has seen a major increase in interest from overseas trainers, especially during the Spring Racing Carnival, making Victorian racing comparable to Dubai, Hong Kong, Japan and the United Kingdom.
The Spring Racing Carnival alone generates over $600 million in economic benefit each year and attracts around 700,000 racegoers to race meetings in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
I have long been a keen racing fan, I remember watching my first race meet at Mornington when I was just a ten-year-old boy and picked ‘Son of Sam’ to win.
I went on to work at the Caulfield and Sandown racecourses in the late 80s, and I went to my first Melbourne Cup as a 16-year-old to see ‘What a Nuisance’ take out the race that stops the nation.
I am committed to ensuring the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound industries thrive in a responsible and sustainable way for years to come.
As the Victorian Attorney-General, I am responsible for the state’s legal system.
A key part of my role is to ensure Victoria’s criminal and civil laws are workable and meet community expectations.
I also have responsibility for the Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity laws, Aboriginal land justice, family violence, and Births, Deaths and Marriages.
I am focused on reducing the number of Aboriginal people in our criminal justice system because we know they are over-represented. We are investing in innovative community programs, supporting research, and promoting social activities to help at-risk youths get back on track.
It is an extraordinary honour and privilege to serve as the Attorney General for the Victorian community.
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