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    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    More time to comment on Racing Integrity Act review

    Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Wednesday, August 21, 2019

    More time to comment on Racing Integrity Act review

    More time to comment on Racing Integrity Act review

    Racing enthusiasts have another five days to comment on the discussion paper released in July as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s three-year review of the Racing Integrity Act.

    Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the new deadline was now 26 August 2019.

    “The discussion paper, released on 26 June, outlines some cost-neutral options for streamlining the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission’s (QRIC’s) review process,” he said.

    “The QRIC has achieved a lot in its first three years and has the potential to become even more effective.

    “It’s delivering strong and effective oversight of Queensland’s racing industry across the three codes.

    “The commission has demonstrated its commitment to tackling animal cruelty, race fixing, doping and other illegal activities in the racing industry.

    “It also has a strong record of community engagement, delivering great outcomes through initiatives such as the highly successful Greyhound Adoption Program.”

    QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett said he welcomed the review and called on racing industry stakeholders to contribute to the discussion.

    “I would like to invite all those involved in the racing industry to make comments about the issues associated with the new legislative regime to help the Government decide if changes are necessary and if so, how best to support the industry into the future,” Mr Barnett said.

    Read the discussion paper here: https://www.getinvolved.qld.gov.au 

    Media contact: Bernadette Condren 0417 296 116