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Overseeing the integrity of the racing industry in Queensland

Aaron Timoshanko and Christine Parker discuss in The Conversation (4.6.15) the problems uncovered in Queensland’s greyhound racing industry, and the recommendation to establish a new statutory body to oversee the integrity of the sport.

‘The abolition of all Queensland’s racing boards on Tuesday follows the handing down of the final report of the Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry by Alan MacSporran, QC.

‘The report’s key recommendation is to establish a new statutory body to oversee the integrity of the sport, thus separating the Queensland racing industry’s integrity and commercial arms.

‘… The inquiry and action follows evidence and allegations of live-baiting documented in an ABC Four Corners exposé. But will the Premier’s actions fix the industry’s problems?’

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