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 Act 1958 Section 37BA provides the Commissioner with powers to conduct an inquiry or investigation in respect of the following persons:
- licensed under the rules of a controlling body
- person registered under the rules of a controlling body
- member of the Board of a controlling body
- an employee of a controlling body
- a member of a committee or other managing body of a club registered under the rules of a controlling body
- an employee of a club registered under the rules of a controlling body
- any person who at the time the matter which is the subject of the inquiry or investigation occurred was a person referred to above
During an investigation or inquiry, the Commissioner may summons persons or documents, administer an oath and examine a person under oath. The Act also provides for offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with these requirements.
Section 37E of the Act enables the Commissioner to disclose integrity related information, as appropriate, to a number of agencies. Those agencies include, but are not limited to both government and non-government.