Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties
Control bodies that do not comply with the conditions of their approval or provisions of the Racing Act 2002 may be issued a notice to show cause why their approval should not be suspended or cancelled.
Control bodies established under the Act are responsible for the management of their code of racing, including the licensing all participants, clubs, venues and animals involved in the code. Control bodies are required to develop polices and rules of racing in relation to all aspects of the management of their code.
Penalties for offences include fines or imprisonment.
It is an offence for a licensed wagering operator to use Queensland race information without having been granted a race information authority. Penalties include fines or imprisonment.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms
The Act provides that a control body may establish an appeal committee to hear appeals involving minor penalties from the decisions of stewards of a control body.
An appeal may be made to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal against:
- a decision of a control body to refuse to grant or renew a licence; take disciplinary action relating to a licence or impose a penalty of over $250 on a person;
- a decision of an appeal committee;
- a decision of a steward, if there is no right of appeal to an appeal committee against the decision.
The contact details for the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal are:
Bank of Queensland Centre
- 59 Queen Street
(GPO Box 1638 Brisbane 4001)
Ph: 1300 753 228
Fax: (07) 3221 9156