Key points:Three National Party MPs voted against bill to ban greyhound racingBill approved by Lower House after earlier passing Upper HouseBan on racing to take effect from July, 2017The bill, to stop racing in the state from July 1, was approved in the Lower House of Parliament, despite misgivings from a number of conservative MPs.National Party MPs Chris Gulaptis, Kevin Humphries and Katrina Hodgkinson all crossed the floor to vote with Labor to oppose the bill.”And as difficult as that is, to vote against the Government . And to sit with the Opposition . Unfortunately there is no halfway for me in this debate and I choose to be with my constituents 100 per cent,” Mr Gulaptis said.Ms Hodgkinson said people in her Cootamundra electorate were angry, depressed and hurt about the decision to close the greyhound racing industry.”When people have something involuntarily taken from them, when it’s their passion and the reason for getting out of bed in the morning, it is natural for them to get upset or depressed or both, and wonder what’s the point of it all,” she said.”These people are not criminals and they deeply resent the way in which the advertising campaign that has been funded by the Government implies that they are being cruel to their beloved animals.”Another Liberal MP, Kevin Conolly, said he did not think the bill was the right response and he would instead abstain from voting.”I cannot stand by and see all of these people tarred with the same brush because some in their industry have done the wrong thing,” he said.”I believe that this response is the wrong one.
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A b o u t 2 0 O j i b w a y arrived, sat by the campfire and listened to Armstrong tell the story of Hiawatha as narrated in Henr y Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem. The name Hiawatha meant nothing to the Ojibway, the character apparently from Sioux legend, but they recognized the stories as their own traditional Ojibway legends. Although Longfellow had written his poem in English, he had used several native words, all of which the Ojibway recognized.