Government 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.
The Government has carefully considered each of the recommendations and confirms support, or in principle support, for all of the recommendations contained within the Monteith Review, including:
Creating a Tasmanian Racing Integrity Commissioner with powers to set integrity and animal welfare standards and comprehensive audit, compliance and investigatory functions;
Enhancing integrity governance within Tasracing, with Tasracing to become operationally responsible for all three Codes of racing and pre-race day and race day management, including Stewards and animal daily animal welfare; and
Providing a role for the RSPCA in animal welfare and retaining the power for independent investigation of animal welfare matters.
The Government’s detailed response to each of the recommendations is available to read here:
Tasmanian Government Response to the Independent Review of the Racing Regulation Act (PDF 219Kb)
The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania will progress implementation of the reforms. Further consultation on draft legislation will occur in early 2023.
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)