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Commissioner delivers interim report into live baiting allegations in Greyhound racing

The Racing Integrity Commissioner, Sal Perna, yesterday delivered to the Minister for Racing, an interim report on the Commissioner’s own motion inquiry into live baiting in Greyhound racing in Victoria.

The Commissioner’s inquiry commenced following the allegations that were aired on the ABC Four Corners program on Monday 16 February 2015.

This report outlines interim findings and recommendations arising from the own motion inquiry which commenced on Tuesday 17 February 2015 and includes a preliminary analysis of information and intelligence collected up to midday on Friday 6 March 2015.

The interim report is the result of interviews with current and former employees of GRV including the Board, CEO, senior management and staff involved in the integrity and welfare functions as well as industry participants, stakeholders and the general public. In a number of instances, the Commissioner exercised his power to compel attendance at an examination to give evidence under oath or affirmation in accordance with section 37BA of the Racing Act 1958.

The own motion inquiry will continue until Friday 10 April 2015 and any person with information regarding the practice of live baiting in Victorian Greyhound racing is encouraged to contact the office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner.

A final report will be delivered by Thursday 30 April 2015.

To contact the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner, please call 8684 7776; fax 8684 7778; email enquiries@racingintegrity.vic.gov.au or contact the Racing Integrity Hotline on 1300 227 225.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

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