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Racing and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012
The Government’s Six Month Action Plan includes amending the Racing Act 2002 to establish a new racing industry structure. The Bill implements the Government’s Six Month Action Plan by removing Racing Queensland Limited as the control body for the thoroughbred, harness and greyhound codes of racing and establishing the Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (all-codes board) as well as three

Extension of appointment of Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast
The Parklands Gold Coast venue is located at Southport and is managed by the Trustees of Parklands Gold Coast (the Trust). The venue is used as a harness racing venue and for a number of community, entertainment and recreational purposes, including the annual Gold Coast Show and the ‘Big Day Out’ event. Mr John (Jim) Callaghan (chairperson), Mr John Howe and Ms Susan Forrester were appointed as t

Appointments to the Racing Disciplinary Board
The government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan, amongst other things, to transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of a Racing Disciplinary Board (the disciplinary board). To address criticisms of there being no independent appeal mechanisms

Appointments to Qld Racing Industry Boards Thoroughbred Harness Greyhound All Codes
The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to remove Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) as the control body for racing and establish an overarching Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (all-codes board), as well as establishing separate control boards for each code of racing. The primary function of the all-codes b

Appointment to Racing Disciplinary Board
The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to, amongst other things, transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to Government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of a Racing Disciplinary Board (the disciplinary board). To address criticisms of there being no independent appeal mechanisms

Appointment Racing Integrity Commissioner
The Government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to, amongst other things, transfer appropriate racing integrity functions to Government, to be paid for by the industry, including the establishment of the new position of Racing Integrity Commissioner. The Commissioner will provide independent oversight of integrity issues a

Appointments Racing Boards
The government made election commitments under its ‘Rejuvenating Queensland Racing’ policy and in its Six Month Action Plan to remove Racing Queensland Limited (RQL) as the control body for racing and establish an overarching Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (all-codes board), as well as establishing separate control boards for each code of racing. The primary function of the all-codes b

Racing Integrity Bill 2015
The Racing Integrity Bill 2015: establishes the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and allows for the appointment of a full-time Racing Integrity Commissioner under the proposed Racing Integrity Act. amends the Racing Act 2002 to allow for a new seven member, Racing Queensland Board, and repeals the control boards, the Racing Animal Welfare and Integrity Board and the Racing Disciplinary Board

Appointments of Racing Integrity Commissioner and Racing Disciplinary Board
The Racing Integrity Commissioner is responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient administration and operation of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission and the performance of its functions. The Racing Disciplinary Board hears and determines appeals by aggrieved persons against appellable decisions of a racing control body and refers appeals to the Queensland Civil and Administrative

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer Racing Queensland Board
The Racing Queensland Board is the control body for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland and acts in the best interests of these codes. The Board identifies and responds to the industry’s strategic issues, identifies priorities for major capital expenditure and works collaboratively with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland

Appointments to the Racing Queensland Board
The Racing Queensland Board is the control body for thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Queensland and acts in the best interests of these codes. The Board identifies and responds to the industry’s strategic issues, identifies priorities for major capital expenditure and works collaboratively with the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission to ensure the integrity of racing in Queensland.

Legislation (Declaration) Amendment Bill 2016
The Legislation (Declaration) Amendment Bill 2016 validates the Mental Health Act 2016 and the Racing Integrity Act 2016 and, in particular, validates the assent given to both Acts. The Bill is required because the Acts as assented to differ from the Acts as passed by the Legislative Assembly. The difference is the result of administrative errors made in the Acts presented for assent. Cabinet app

Appointments to Queensland Racing Boards
The Queensland All Codes Racing Industry Board (QACRIB) is responsible for the good management of the racing industry in Queensland, including thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing. The Racing Act 2002 provides that the QACRIB includes among its members, the chairpersons of the Queensland Thoroughbred Racing Board, the Queensland Harness Racing Board and the Queensland Greyhound

Appointments to Racing Queensland Board
The Racing Queensland Board (the Board) is responsible for the commercial management of the racing industry in Queensland, including thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing. The Racing Act 2002 provides that the Board includes among its members racing industry representation of the Queensland thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing codes. Cabinet endorsed Ms Marg

Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry - Implementation Progress Report
In February 2015, a television program aired footage of greyhound trainers using live animals, such as piglets, rabbits and possums for baiting greyhounds (a practice known as ‘live baiting’). The footage raised claims of alleged widespread cheating and illegal practices in the greyhound racing industry across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales. In response, the Government established the Qu

Appointment to Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is an independent statutory body which oversees the integrity and welfare standards of racing animals and participants in Queensland. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission works in partnership with the Queensland racing industry to monitor racing activities, uphold the Rules of Racing, and make sure that everyone has the opportunity to compete on an

Queensland Racing Integrity Commission progress report on recommendations of Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry
In response to the February 2015 ABC exposé on the use of live-baiting to train racing greyhounds, the Queensland Government established a Commission of Inquiry, chaired by Alan MacSporran QC. The Commission of Inquiry delivered its final report, with 15 recommendations, on 1 June 2015. The Government accepted all recommendations, with its response committing to 75 activities to implement them. T

Appointment of Racing Integrity Commissioner
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is an independent statutory body which oversees the integrity and welfare standards of racing animals and participants in Queensland. The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission works in partnership with the Queensland racing industry to monitor racing activities; uphold the Rules of Racing; ensure that everyone has the opportunity to compete on an even p

Appointments to Racing Queensland Board
The Racing Queensland Board is established under the Racing Act 2002 as the control body for thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhound racing in Queensland. Under the Board’s leadership, Racing Queensland licences racing clubs and venues, works with industry stakeholders to anticipate the industry’s future challenges, identifies opportunities and plans for the industry’s vitality and grow

Review of the Racing Integrity Act 2016 - release of a discussion paper
In response to alleged widespread cheating and illegal practices in the greyhound racing industry across Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales, the Queensland Government announced a Commission of Inquiry into the regulation of the Queensland greyhound industry. In June 2015, the Inquiry’s report (known as the MacSporran Report) made 15 recommendations, including the establishment of an independ

Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019
The Agriculture and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 (Bill) proposes a number of amendments to portfolio and other legislation. The principal Acts proposed to be amended by the Bill are: Animal Care and Protection Act 2001; Animal Management (Cats and Dogs) Act 2008; Biosecurity Act 2014; Chemical Usage (Agricultural and Veterinary) Control Act 1988; Drugs Misuse Act 1986, Part 5B; Environmen

Government response to Inquiry into management of retired race horses
In October 2019, the Queensland Government announced an Independent Inquiry into the management of retired racing horses in Queensland. The Independent Inquiry, led by Mr Terry Martin SC, handed its report to the Queensland Government in January 2020. The report makes 55 recommendations to strengthen regulatory oversight of facilities accepting horses for slaughter; and to improve the management o

Appointment First Deputy Racing Integrity Commissioner of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission is an independent statutory body established under the Racing Integrity Act 2016. The Commission has a range of functions regarding the integrity of the racing industry and welfare of racing animals, including the greyhound, thoroughbred horse and harness horse racing sectors. The Act provides for the appointment by the Governor in Council of a Racing I