The Racing Integrity Commissioner is a statutory authority that reports to Parliament through the Minister for Racing.
The Commissioner provides an annual report to the Minister on the performance of his functions or the exercise of his powers.
The Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner is supported in an administrative capacity by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner endeavours to resolve complaints arising from the performance of his functions directly with a complainant in the first instance.
Should you be dissatisfied with the Commissioner's performance, the Office of the Racing Integrity Commissioner will seek to assist you by providing advice as to the relevant external review options available.
The Commissioner welcomes the reporting of integrity related information from any person, whether a member of the general public or members of the racing industry.
Any integrity related information provided to the Racing Integrity Commissioner will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be handled accordingly.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner seeks to ensure that all integrity issues raised are investigated in a proper and thorough manner. However, sometimes it may be appropriate to pass the information provided (or part of the information) on to another agency more relevant to investigate the matter.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner may only disclose integrity related information to a limited number of bodies and persons.
View the list of the bodies and persons that information may be disclosed to.
The Racing Integrity Commissioner may also only disclose certain information when referring integrity related information to other government agencies for investigation. This information may include, but is not limited to:
- the relevant rules of racing or laws the information relates to;
- the nature of the alleged breach of these rules or laws, and as appropriate;
- the identities of the persons alleged to be in breach of these rules or laws.