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After reading the Discussion Paper: Racing Integrity Reforms: Review of the Racing Integrity Act 2016 (PDF), you can respond to questions here. 

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Penalty and review processes
Is the internal review process improving the consistency of the original decisions made and associated penalties issued by the Commission?  
3000
Do the issues summarised in page 5 - 15 of the discussion paper sufficiently capture concerns about the current review mechanisms offered by the Racing Integrity Act?  
3000
If not, what other issues need to be considered to ensure more timely, consistent and transparent decisions?  
4000
Do you have any other comments on internal reviews?  
4000
Could separate review processes for lower and higher order breaches relieve some of the issues relating to the length of time the current review process takes?  
3000
Are there reasons why stay applications should not be made directly to the Commission in the first instance for internal review applications?  
3000
In what circumstances, if any, should a stay not be available to a racing industry participant who has been penalised under the Rules of Racing, Racing Integrity Act or other legislation?  
2000
What other protections and safeguards should be considered to ensure a fair and just outcome for participants whose penalties may be subsequently overturned at review?  
2000
Do compulsory conferences add significant value to proceedings that have already been subject to internal review?  
2000
Do you have any further comments on the current review model under the Racing Integrity Act?  
3000
Bookmakers
Are the current sporting contingency provisions in the Racing Integrity Act compatible with the wider Queensland government wagering framework which provides a system of regulation and control to ensure that the community as a whole benefits from wagering?  
3000
Are there any other impacts of the proposed amendments to sporting contingencies and the term of bookmaker licences that need to be considered?  
3000
Do you have any other comments to make in relation to these issues?  
2000
Minor Technical Amendments
Are there any detrimental impacts to business or industry of the proposed technical amendments, outlined at Attachment 1 of the discussion paper, that need to be considered?  
3000
Do you have any other comments to make in relation to these issues?  
3000
Animal Welfare
Does the current legislation, and the Commission’s standards and practices take sufficient account of what is needed to train competitive racing animals, while having regard to the outcomes articulated in pages 20 - 23 of the discussion paper?  
3000
If not, what is the issue and why is it an issue?  
2000
Are the arrangements for investigating and prosecuting animal welfare offences operating effectively in promoting and protecting racing animal welfare?  
2000
Are there areas of overlap between the Racing Integrity Act 2016 and the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001? If yes, what issues arise from the overlap, in particular, with regard to ensuring the welfare of greyhounds or thoroughbred or standardbred racehorses?  
3000
Have you found the Commission’s processes effective and responsive in dealing with complaints about racing integrity and animal welfare? If not, what changes would you consider would address these issues?  
3000
Do you have any other comments to make about racing integrity or animal welfare issues?  
3000
 

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Last updated
 25 June 2019

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