Russel Balding, Racing NSW Chairman, has made a 21 page complaint to ABC Television over 'The Final Race' segment which was broadcast on 7.30 Report on 17 October. Racing NSW believes that the ABC has fallen far short of its statutory duty to ensure "news and information is accurate and impartial according to the recognized standards" and its Editorial Policy requirements to "uphold the fundamental journalistic principles of accuracy and impartiality.''
The NSW racing industry has been depicted as being responsible for animal cruelty alleged to be occurring in some abattoirs and knackeries. In particular, the NSW racing industry is falsely and unfairly associated with such practices at Queensland's Meramist Abattoir, in ways that state that the industry is complicit, knowledgeable, uncaring and/or indifferent.
A link to the letter is here.