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Agency Number: TA1631
Title: OFFICE OF RACING INTEGRITY
Start Date: 01 Dec 1999
End Date:
Description:

With effect from 1 December 1999 the regulation of racing was restructured by transferring the provision of administrative and financial services to the three racing codes to the Tasmanian TAB and assigning the regulatory functions of the former authority to the Director of Racing.

Racing Services Tasmania operated as an administrative unit of the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources.

As from I January 2005 the powers of RST in relation to stewards was extended and it assumed responsibility for a range of matters previously handled by the Councils of the individual racing Codes such as handicapping and grading for harness and greyhound races.

As of 1 July 2015, according to State Service Restructuring Order (No. 3) 2015 and the Administrative Arrangements Order 2015, Racing Services Tasmania was renamed the Office of Racing Integrity. It was also transferred from the Department of State Growth to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.

The Office continues to be responsible for maintaining the probity and integrity of thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing in Tasmania. The General Manager of Racing Integrity is appointed to the statutory role of Director of Racing.

Information Sources:

DPIPWE website - October 2015

Legislation Administered:

Racing Regulation Act 1952 (repealed 1 January 2005)

Racing Act 1983 (repealed 1 January 2005)

Racing Regulation Act 1952 (repealed 1 January 2005)

Racing Regulation Act 2004

Legislation Creating:

Racing Amendment (Restructuring) Act 1999

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
18 SPORT AND RECREATION [1]
Controlling Agencies:
TA1554 DEPARTMENT OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY AND RESOURCES 18 Sep 1998 30 Jun 2014
TA1807 DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY INDUSTRIES, PARKS, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT 01 Jul 2009
TA2061 DEPARTMENT OF STATE GROWTH 01 Jul 2014
Related Agencies:
TA1585 TOTALIZATOR AGENCY BOARD 01 Jan 1983 05 Mar 2001
TA1632 TOTE TASMANIA 05 Mar 2001 27 Mar 2012
TA1839 TASMANIAN RACING BOARD 01 Jan 2009 24 Jun 2009
TA1840 TASRACING 24 Jun 2009
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