Applications open for independent Racing Appeals Panel

Published Thursday, 02 February, 2023 at 03:30 PM

Acting Minister for Education, Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Racing
The Honourable Leanne Linard

Applications are now open for positions on a new, strong independent appeals body that will provide quick and accessible reviews of racing stewards’ decisions under the Rules of Racing.

Acting Racing Minister Leanne Linard said the new Racing Appeals Panel would replace the internal review system under the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC), and Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT) appeals relating to racing stewards’ decisions.

“The new Queensland Racing Appeals Panel is seeking expressions of interest for the roles of Chairperson, two Deputy Chairpersons and multiple Panel Members,” Ms Linard said.

“These will be independent statutory officers appointed by the Governor in Council for a term of up to three years.

“The new appeals body is looking for eligible people who know and understand the racing industry, have great leadership skills and who can exercise good judgement and fair, effective and timely decision making.”

Minister Linard said the recruitment process would ensure the best possible candidates were appointed.

“The chair and deputy roles will need to have a minimum of five years’ legal standing, and individual panel members will require expertise in racing, veterinary science or law,” she said.

Functions of the new Panel will include:

  • replacing the current internal and external review processes
  • finalising review applications within prescribed timeframes
  • ensure racing decisions are made in accordance with the law and the Rules of Racing to maintain the integrity of the racing industry in Queensland.

Visit to apply. Applications close 13 February 2023.


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