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Agency ID10777
TitleCommission Of Inquiry Into The Integrity Management Structures Within The Three Codes Of Racing
Agency TypeCommission of Inquiry
Start Date 6/5/2004
End Date 31/8/2004
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Inquiry into management of horse racing

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Information Sources

Executive Council Minute No. 278 as amended by Executive Council Minute No. 593, dated 22 July 2004.
"Racing Industry Integrity Review Report 2004" p.1.
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Legislation

Establishing Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The formation of the Racing Industry Review Panel was announced by the Premier and the Minister for Racing on 3 May 2004. On 6 May 2004 the Review was established as a Commission of Inquiry under the "Commissions of Inquiry Act 1950" by Executive Council Minute No. 278 as amended by Executive Council Minute No. 593, dated 22 July 2004.

Under the Terms of Reference, the Inquiry was established to "examine the appropriateness of the current system of separating integrity/regulatory functions and commercial functions of the existing control bodies and to examine alternative ways of managing these functions together with related issues." The three control bodies were 'Queensland Racing', the 'Queensland Harness Racing Board' and the 'Queensland Greyhound Racing Authority'.

The "Public Records Regulation 2004" assigns the Department of Public Works (DPW) as the relevant public authority under the "Public Records Act 2002" for the Commission.

CONDUCT OF THE INQUIRY:
The Commission received 70 submissions from racing bodies and individuals. A number of authors of submissions agreed to give oral evidence to the Commission. Public hearings were held on June 15, 16, 17, 18 and 25; and private hearings on June 21 and 22. The Commission also inspected premises and attended several meetings Australia-wide with representatives of the industry and held further discussions with the CEOs of the three codes. On 23 July 2004, a document was forwarded to the three code boards outlining three options for implementation and requesting a response.

The Commission's Report produced a total of 21 recommendations regarding:
- "The appropriateness of the current systems of separating regulatory and commercial functions established by the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing control bodies"
- "The type of legal entities that could be established to manage and deliver integrity services to the Queensland racing industry"
- "The structure and composition of the entity or entities to manage and deliver integrity services"
- "The method and criteria for the appointment of senior staff"
- "Professional development of staff"
- "Issues and constraints contained in the terms of reference"
- "The role government should play in ensuring the integrity of each code of racing" and
- "An alternative commercial structure".

ABOLITION:
The Commission was completed on 31 August 2004.

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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID10777, Commission Of Inquiry Into The Integrity Management Structures Within The Three Codes Of Racing
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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