In March 2008 the Victorian Government appointed Judge Gordon Lewis AM to lead discussions with Victorian racing industry controlling bodies, and other stakeholders on options for possible changes to the structure of racing integrity assurance services in the Victorian racing industry.
The Commissioner with the assistance of his office, provides independent oversight of integrity related matters across the Victorian Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound racing codes.
The Racing Act 1958 (Vic) guides the functions of the Commissioner and the key functions are set out in The Racing Act (Section 37B).
The Racing Act 1958 (Section 37C) gives the Racing Integrity Commissioner the power to carry out his functions as outlined in Act, and to do all things necessary or convenient in order for him to carry out those functions.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner is an independent statutory officer, appointed by the Governor in Council, under the Racing Act 1958 (Vic).