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Racing Minister Chris Steel rejects Mark Parton's 'wild speculation' ACT is considering horse racing ban

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated February 23 2022 - 6:21am, first published February 22 2022 - 6:30pm
Racing Minister Chris Steel in the Legislative Assembly. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The Racing Minister has brushed off "wild speculation" the ACT government was considering a ban on horse racing and said the suggestion from the opposition was "just absolute rubbish".

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.