Revolving Doors

Troy Grant

Gambling & Liquor | Revolving Doors | The Nationals

Former Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing and heavy donor recipient from Tabcorp and other racing lobbyists, Troy Grant now serves as Chairman of the Integrity Assurance Committee for RacingNSW.

Current Positions

Chairman Integrity Assurance Committee for Racing NSW since October 2019.
Committee Member – Innovation Committee for National Rugby League since April 2020.
Deputy Chairman – Independent Director for International Rugby League since January 2020.
Strategic Advisor for Acusensus since March 2020.
Strategic Advisor for Deloitte Australia since May 2019.
Managing Director for Perspective Advisory Services since April 2019.

Previous Positions

Parliamentary Service:

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 2011 to 2019.
Member for Dubbo 2011 to 2019.
Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing 2014 to 2015.
Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services 2014 to 2015.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events 2014 to 2015.
Minister for Trade and Investment 2014 to 2015.
Deputy Premier 2014 to 2016.
Minister for the Arts 2014 to 2017.
Minister for Justice and Police 2015 to 2017.
Minister for Racing 2015 to 2017.
Minister for Emergency Services 2017 to 2019.
Minister for Police 2017 to 2019.
Parliamentary Secretary for Natural Resources 2011 to 2014.
Leader of the Nationals 2014 to 2016.

Parliamentary Committees:

Member, Social Policy Committee 2011 to 2014.
Member, Joint Select Committee on Sentencing of Child Sex Assault Offenders 21.08.2013 to 29.08.2013.
Chair, Joint Select Committee on Sentencing of Child Sex Assault Offenders 2013 to 2014.

Revolving Door

Troy Grant was appointed chairman of the Integrity Assurance Committee for RacingNSW in October 2019.

Sought advice from a Parliamentary Ethics Advisor on the legality of his post-separation employment with RacingNSW upon leaving Ministerial office. The letter from the advisor outlines Mr Grant’s claim “that the role does not require you to lobby the Government.”

  • Of primary significance in the letter is the advisor’s instruction that “You should be aware that the Lobbying of Government Officials Act 2011 imposes a restriction on the ability of a former Minister to engage in lobbying activities within 18 months after leaving Ministerial office.” A mandate which many figures in this Revolving Doors series have dishonoured.

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Grant was ranked the third-highest state politician to receive gift donations from horse racing lobbyists in the NSW racing industry and Tabcorp, between 2014/15 and 2017/18.

Failed to release “a landmark gambling harm report that recommends banning a controversial poker machine feature that was subject to a Federal Court battle involving billionaire James Packer’s casino company Crown.” Despite being advised to release the data in May 2016, Mr Grant “sat on the report as Crown and poker machine manufacturer Aristocrat fought a Federal Court case in which it is alleged the feature is ‘misleading and deceptive’”. The report was not released until October 2017.

22.04.2014 – Congratulated by then-CEO of ClubsNSW Anthony Ball for his appointment as Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing. ClubsNSW expressed their excitement “to working with Mr Grant, along with Premier Mike Baird and the rest of his team.”

  • In his statement Ball later said “‘The industry also welcomes the fact that Premier Baird has retained the position of Minister for Western Sydney, which ensures the government’s focus remains on the geographical area synonymous with the club industry.’”
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