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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Minister pays tribute to outgoing Racing Queensland CEO

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    Minister pays tribute to outgoing Racing Queensland CEO

    Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe has paid tribute to outgoing Racing Queensland CEO Dr Eliot Forbes.

    Dr Forbes departed the peak racing body this week after being appointed to the CEO role in July 2016.

    “Dr Eliot Forbes made an important contribution to Racing Queensland,” he said.

    “He delivered a much-needed turn-around in RQ’s finances, which has laid the foundations for a more resilient racing industry.

    “Dr Forbes also worked closely with the Government on its hugely popular $70 million Country Racing Support Package, which is a big hit in regional Queensland.

    “He also oversaw significant prizemoney increases, which have put the industry on a stronger footing and made Queensland more competitive.

    “His is a positive legacy for Queensland’s racing industry, and I wish him well for the future.”

    Media contact: Martin Philip 0427 919 547