Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner
Racing Integrity Commissioner—creation and appointment
Under changes to legislation governing the racing industry in Queensland—passed by the Parliament in November 2012—the position of Racing Integrity Commissioner has been created.
The appointment of a Racing Integrity Commissioner is one of a raft of reforms implemented by the Queensland Government to overhaul the administration of the State’s racing industry.
The initial appointment to the position was approved by Governor in Council, effective from 1 May 2013.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner provides independent oversight of integrity related issues across the three codes of racing – thoroughbred, harness and greyhound.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner has all the powers necessary for performing the Commissioner’s functions.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner will focus on integrity related threats and issues of a major or strategic nature.
The Racing Act 2002 provides the legislative basis and authority for the position of Racing Integrity Commissioner.
Each of the three codes of racing are covered by rules of racing, which are part of the integrity framework applying to the racing industry.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner is empowered to investigate complaints about an integrity process of a control body.