Tasmania's Heritage

Agency Details

Agency Number: TA1552
Title: TASMANIAN RACING AUTHORITY
Start Date: 12 Sep 1990
End Date: 01 May 1998
Description:

Develop an efficient and viable racing and breeding industry. Register, collect tax from and supervise bookmakers and on-course totalisators. Regulate racing activities, including allocation of racing dates and appointment of stipendiary stewards. The Authority was created by reconstituting the former Racing Directorate.

The Authority comprises 4 members, 2 of whom are appointed by the Governor for terms of up to three years. Neither may be directly involved in racing or in the management of a racing club or organisation. The other 2 members are the Chairman of the Totalizator Agency Board and the Director of Racing.

The Authority was transferred to the administrative control of the Department of Construction on 18 February 1992 following a change of government. On 3 February 1993 it reverted to the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation. When that Department was restructured on 27 March 1996 the Authority was transferred to the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries.

Effective 1 May 1998 the Authority was reconstituted as Racing Tasmania.

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 Legislation Amendment Act 1990

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Racing Amendment Act 1997

Functions Performed:
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA909 DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION (2) 18 Aug 1983 03 Feb 1993
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
TA895 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM, SPORT AND RECREATION 17 Jul 1989 27 Mar 1996
TA1095 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRY AND FISHERIES 03 Feb 1993 18 Sep 1998
TA1554 DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES 18 Sep 1998
Previous Agencies:
TA930 TASMANIAN RACING DIRECTORATE 13 Feb 1984 12 Sep 1990
Subsequent Agencies:
TA1630 RACING TASMANIA 01 May 1998 01 Dec 1999
Related Agencies:
TA1585 TOTALIZATOR AGENCY BOARD 01 Jan 1983 05 Mar 2001
Series Created By Agency: