The Australian Grand Race has been on the brink of cancellation for more than a month, with a series of issues delaying the race from being held on Sunday.
This week the Federal Government announced the event would be postponed to Sunday, but there is no indication this will be the case, or that it will be cancelled entirely.
The postponement of the race is likely to be seen as a win for the government, as it will allow the government to claim a win on the back of the protests and support for the sport.
The government has been unable to secure a guarantee that a new race can be held in the coming months.
The events’ organisers, the Commonwealth Games, are expected to announce the dates of the future Australian Grand Championships in October.
A spokesperson for the Commonwealth Gambling Commission told the ABC on Thursday that “the Commonwealth Games has had no comment on the postponement”.
The Commonwealth Games is an organisation funded by the Commonwealth Government, which runs the Commonwealth Grand Prix.
The organisation says it is not yet ready to announce a date for the 2019 race, and that a date will be announced “as soon as the full details of the schedule are clear”.
The Australian Government has said it will make a decision on the future of the event in October, and has previously said it is committed to having an event held on the weekend.
The decision on whether to hold the event on Sunday or not was the subject of heated debate in the Victorian Parliament earlier this month.
A vote to suspend the race and call a special session of Parliament to consider the matter took place in the State Parliament on November 11, when the Greens voted to suspend.
Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the Government’s decision to postpone the event was a “victory for the protesters”.
“I think the Government has gone a bit too far in suspending the race, particularly the Greens,” Mr Guy said on Thursday.
The Federal Government has previously stated that the Commonwealths Gambling Commissioner has the power to declare a race cancelled in Australia. “
We’ve got some great rallies that have been held on Sundays already, and I think the Greens are very clear on that.”
The Federal Government has previously stated that the Commonwealths Gambling Commissioner has the power to declare a race cancelled in Australia.
The Commissioner, who is also responsible for the Government Gambling Policy, has previously ruled that the event is not “in accordance with the Australian law”.
The Federal Labor Party and the Greens have previously called for the Federal Gambling Minister, Craig Kelly, to resign from the position.