Implementing the Government's Response to the Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004

​​​​On 8 June 2022, the Government released the Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004: Securing the Integrity of the Tasmanian Racing Industry (the Monteith Review) by independent racing expert Mr Dale Monteith. ​

On 30 November 2022, the Government confirmed its support for the Monteith Review recommendations and released its detailed response to each of the recommendations:​

 Tasmanian Government Response to the Independent Review of the Racing Regulation Act (PDF 219Kb)​​

On 15 November 2023, the Racing Regulation and Integrity Bill 2023 and Racing Regulation and Integrity (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2023 were  tabled in Parliament. The draft Bills ​were open to public feedback from 24 August to 6 October 2023.  ​See the ​​Public Submissions on the draft Racing Regulation and Integrity Bills

The key provisions in the draft Bill include:

  • Creation of a Tasmanian Racing Integrity Commissioner (TasRIC) with powers to set integrity and animal welfare standards;
  • Tasracing to become operationally responsible for all three codes of racing, including pre-race day and race day management, stewards, and daily animal welfare;
  • Providing an advisory role for the RSPCA in animal welfare matters and retaining the power for independent investigation of animal welfare matters;
  • The TasRIC to provide an annual report to the Minister for Racing on the performance of their functions and the exercise of their powers.

Backg​​​round ​​​infor​m​​ation​​​​

Read the Monteith Review:

 Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 Report - Securing the Integrity of the Tasmanian Racing Industry (PDF 3Mb)


Terms of reference and discussion paper for the review are available below:

 Terms of Reference - Racing Regulation Act 2004 Review (PDF 176Kb)​

 Discussion Paper - Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (PDF 351Kb)​

See also the written submissions received in response to the discussion paper:​

 Submissions received - Review of the Racing Regulation Act 2004 (PDF 13Mb)​