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Agency Details

Agency Number: TA930
Title: TASMANIAN RACING DIRECTORATE
Start Date: 13 Feb 1984
End Date: 12 Sep 1990
Description:

Investigate, develop and implement Government policy on racing. Develop an efficient and viable racing and breeding industry. Registration, collection of tax and supervision of bookmakers and on-course totalisators. Regulation of racing activities, including allocation of racing dates and appointment of stipendiary stewards.

The Directorate came into being when the administration of racing and gaming were separated in 1984. On 1 July 1990 it came under the administrative control of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation and on 12 September it was reconstituted as an "Authority".

Information Sources:

Legislation Administered:

Racing and Gaming Act 1952 (insofar as it relates to racing)

Racing Act 1983

Tasmanian Harness Racing Board Act 1976

Legislation Creating:

Racing Act 1983.

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Racing Legislation Amendment Act 1990

Functions Performed:
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
Previous Agencies:
TA924 TASMANIAN RACING & GAMING COMMISSION 01 May 1974 13 Feb 1984
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1552 TASMANIAN RACING AUTHORITY 12 Sep 1990 01 May 1998
Related Agencies:
TA1585 TOTALIZATOR AGENCY BOARD 01 Jan 1983 05 Mar 2001
TA918 TASMANIAN GAMING COMMISSION 13 Feb 1984
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