Independent racing investigation

​​The Government announced an independent review into matters of alleged team driving and/or race fixing, and animal welfare concerns in the Tasmanian harness racing industry and the management of those issues by the Office of Racing Integrity in March 2023.

Racing and national integrity expert, Ray Murrihy is undertaking the investigation.

The Government received an interim report from Mr Murrihy on 31 August 2023. ​

A final report and recommendations on all aspects of this investigation outlined in the Terms of Reference is anticipated to be delivered later this year. 

Interim report 

 Interim Murrihy Review 31 August 2023 (PDF 499Kb)

​​Will subm​​​issions be made public?

The Right to Information Act 2009 and confidentiality

Information provided to the Government may be provided to an applicant under the provisions of the Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI). If you have indicated that you wish all or part of your submission to be treated as confidential, your statement detailing the reasons may be taken into account in determining whether or not to release the information in the event of an RTI application for assessed disclosure. You may also be contacted to provide any further comment.

If you would like your submission treated as confidential, whether in whole or in part, please indicate this in writing at the time of making your submission clearly identifying the parts of your submission you want to remain confidential and the reasons why. In this case, your submission will not be published to the extent of that request, subject to review under the Act.

Your name (or the name of the organisation) will be published unless you request otherwise.

In the absence of a clear indication that a submission is intended to be treated as confidential (or parts of the submission), the Department will treat the submission as public.

Submissions that are provided anonymously should avoid any content that enables the author or source to be identified.​

​What other information w​​ill be made public?

Defamatory or offensive material will not be published.  


​I have information​​ about the racing industry that is outside the scope of this investigation, how do I report this?

There are a number of avenues to make a report which include:


The final report is anticipated to be delivered later this year.

Terms of​ reference