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Baird pushes ahead with greyhounds ban

AAP logoAAP 9/08/2016

Baird pushes ahead with greyhounds ban © AAP/PAUL MILLER Baird pushes ahead with greyhounds ban Legislation to ban greyhound racing in NSW will be introduced to state parliament, despite a last-minute attempt to thwart the plan.

The controversial bill will be introduced to the upper house on Wednesday, with Premier Mike Baird saying the government will work closely with the industry as it prepares to shut down by July 2017.

It's expected at least two Nationals MPs and outspoken Liberal MP Peter Phelps will not support the legislation and will cross the floor when there's a vote on the bill in the upper house.

The premier's announcement came as the NSW Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers Association launched legal action in the Supreme Court to stop the ban on Tuesday.

Lawyers for the association argued the Special Commission of Inquiry report which prompted the ban contains several statistical errors.

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