NSW government clears way for racing chairman Russell Balding to stay beyond 10-year limit

By: Anne Davies Wednesday 20 October 202

Move comes as former deputy premier John Barilaro labels as ‘rumour’ a suggestion he will join the prestigious racing regulator’s board

The New South Wales government has cleared the way for the chairman of Racing NSW, Russell Balding, to stay in the role for another two years, taking his term beyond the statutory limit to 12 years.

Last Thursday the upper house passed legislation extending the term, after Labor and the Coalition joined forces to support the bill. The crossbenchers voted against the bill.

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