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« 2017-Apr-18, 07:36 PM Reply #50 »
QRIC has dropped its appeal to QCAT on the cobalt positives from the stables of  trainers Lyn Paton and Rochelle Smith.



https://www.racing.com/news/2017-04-18/qric-cobalt-appeals-withdrawn


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« 2017-Apr-21, 07:14 PM Reply #51 »
Three more internal review decisions by Mr Ashby,,,,,,,suspension for Nathan Thomas decision set aside...the pro forma offers Thomas the right to seek a review at QCAT if he is dissatisfied ...seriously do they expect him to complain that he's had a win.  :what:

http://www.qric.qld.gov.au/pdf/0014-17-Mark-Cochrane-internal-review-decision.pdf

http://www.qric.qld.gov.au/pdf/0022-17-Peter-Cullen-internal-review-decision.pdf

http://www.qric.qld.gov.au/pdf/0020-17-THOMAS-Nathan-Internal-Review-Decision.pdf


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« 2017-May-08, 07:43 PM Reply #52 »
Media release
8 May 2017
QRIC Integrity chief removed from his role
The head of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Integrity Regulation Unit Norm Torpey has been reassigned from his role after an independent investigation into a complaint of misconduct.

As an interim measure, experienced former Queensland Police Service detective Joshua Elliott will manage the QRIC integrity unit.

QRIC Commissioner Ross Barnett made the decision to remove Mr Torpey as head of the integrity unit after an independent investigation found he had not properly investigated a matter reported by a participant.

“A complaint was received from a member of the public about a matter that occurred before the Commission commenced in July last year,” Mr Barnett said.
“Effective today, Mr Torpey has been permanently reassigned from his role as head of the Integrity Regulation Unit to a position as Senior Stipendiary Steward in harness racing.

“Mr Torpey was temporarily reassigned in March this year, while the investigation took place.

“The integrity of the QRIC is of the utmost importance and complaints or issues that arise involving our staff are taken very seriously and fully investigated.

“People who provide us with information should be assured those matters will be properly investigated,” Mr Barnett said.

The QRIC integrity unit can be contacted at complaints@qric.qld.gov.au
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No information on what the complaint was about or who made it  or whether said complaint has now been "properly investigated by QRIC" possibly Davie Fowler will follow this up when he returns to the air waves.

It's my understanding that QRIC is a unit of public administration under the Public Service conditions where right of appeal exists  presumably Mr Torpey has been advised of his rights....that's assuming he thinks he has a chance.....taking on Barnett mightn't be the best career option ...he still has a job although at a lower level.

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« 2017-May-08, 08:33 PM Reply #53 »
Why does this organization insist on including in its abridged title the word Integrity. Old Queensland police crooks like Terry Lewis, Jack Herbert, Vince Murphy , Don Lane etc etc etc would be proud of the Legacy they have handed down to this mob .So they have ridden themselves of old Norm Torpey. Who did they replace him with ? An ex Qld copper who left the force to flog picture frames. Obviously the picture frame business was either not as lucrative as the public sector or Joshua just needed a " new Challenge" So he applied for a job there. And who ran the interview process ? You could not believe it :but it was his face book friend ; another old Queensland copper Tracey Pelling. Amazing isn't it. Nothing really ever changes Queensland.

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« 2017-May-09, 07:28 AM Reply #54 »
the scabs are festering on this 20 million dollar shonk in their flash city offices and their non-answering phones.......lets hope the Lnp gets in and bones these answerable to no-one fleas lead by barnett

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« 2017-May-09, 07:32 AM Reply #55 »
nice post gunbower.....as lghr highlighted long ago this Elliott "character" had been framing pictures for a number of years and where does he re-appear but none other than the stakeholders 20 million trough

labor and their "dog" inquiry hosted by "buckshot" billy byrne sure did a great job on the industry once again......now which racing stakeholders voted labor....hands up?

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« 2017-May-09, 08:56 PM Reply #56 »
Gold Coast Trainer John Morrisey loses out at Internal review after cobalt positive in December 2016 out for 9 months.

http://www.qric.qld.gov.au/pdf/0021-17-John-Morrisey-internal-review-decision.pdf


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« 2017-May-16, 03:11 PM Reply #57 »
More on Norm Torpey in the coming days

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« 2017-May-19, 08:59 AM Reply #58 »
Interesting press release about ANOTHER steward being stood down this time a cadet


Seems they out more stewards than trainers these new industry "wise" guys

More on Normey soon!

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« 2017-May-19, 10:15 AM Reply #59 »
The new website is an improvement on what was there initially but QRIC maintains the secretive non disclosure of reasons for decisions.
 It's a big surprise that the LNP spokesperson on racing Jon Krause hasn't asked any questions of the racing minister on this departure from accepted practice by internal administrative bodies exercising disciplinary functions and he's failed to be active in seeking information on the sacking and standing down of the senior stewards and integrity officials...the only questions he has asked are listed on the Parliamentary website.


http://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-assembly/question-on-notice/online-question-on-notice

Media release
18 May 2017
Cadet Steward stood down
The Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett has suspended with pay a Townsville QRIC cadet thoroughbred Steward following an allegation of serious misconduct.
The Commissioner said the female cadet Steward was stood down immediately after a QRIC Integrity Regulation Unit investigation commenced.
“The cadet Steward will be the subject of a full and independent investigation into her conduct which involved an alleged breach of procedure when carrying out her duties,” he said.
“This incident has had no repercussions for any racing industry participant.
“There will be no further comment at this stage.”
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« 2017-May-22, 07:29 PM Reply #60 »
Another steward in hot water
NATHAN EXELBY
 
SERIOUS: Ross Barnett.
A TOWNSVILLE cadet steward last week became the fifth integrity official to be stood down or investigated since the inauguration of the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) last year.

The rate of which stewards have been stood down, or had their employment terminated, has sparked suggestions any member of the public can smear the reputation of an official with a single complaint.

Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said this was not the case.

“In every one of those cases, we don’t act without some evidence that suggests some misconduct may have occurred,” he said.

“For someone to be stood down or suspended, it has to be an allegation of serious misconduct.

“There’s nothing minor about any of those things. It’s not an action I take lightly. In every case I would classify the allegations as serious.”

Since Barnett took the reins at QRIC, a harness steward was the subject of an investigation and resigned last year, chief harness steward David Farquharson had his employment terminated, integrity chief Jamie Dart was stood down, Norm Torpey was shifted from the integrity unit to race-day duties and now the cadet steward has been stood down.

Farquharson is pursuing a wrongful dismissal case, which is ongoing.

The standing down of Dart has descended into a farce. He was stood down on full pay last October and the investigation is still yet to be resolved.

You would think the LNP Racing spokesman Jon Krause would be all over this asking penetrating questions of the Hon. Grace when Parliament resumes.

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« 2017-May-24, 02:06 PM Reply #61 »
More stewards outed than licencees for this Queensland Labor Party installed fruit-fly circus

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« 2017-May-24, 06:46 PM Reply #62 »
Queensland cadet steward resigns
7 hours ago by AAP
A Queensland cadet steward alleged to have mishandled a swab document has resigned.

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the cadet steward was suspended with pay last week pending the finalisation of an investigation into a complaint.

"The cadet steward was alleged to have deliberately entered false information on a chain of custody document which travels with race day samples sent to the QRIC Racing Science Centre for analysis," Barnett said.

"A positive swab result can have dramatic penalties for trainers and the QRIC has a duty to racing industry participants to ensure that all samples are handled in strict accordance with the procedures that are laid down."

Barnett said he had accepted the cadet's resignation on Wednesday.

"The industry's trust and confidence in the system relies on the integrity of QRIC staff at every step in the chain and any deliberate subversion of that process I regard as a very serious matter," he said.

"In this case, no racing participant was affected."

The cadet steward was the fifth QRIC official either sacked, stood down or redeployed in the past seven months.
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« 2017-May-24, 08:37 PM Reply #63 »
Well done Qld for sanctioning those who don't follow procedures/rules swabs...
Victoria????........ Echooooooooooooo

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« 2017-May-25, 01:07 PM Reply #64 »
So onto Normey the stakeholders friend?


Seems Normey runs "dead" on a stakeholders complaint "sometime" in the past on "some" matter.........gets stood down on full pay and not re-instated seemingly based on his own actions

What happens to Normey the stakeholders "friend"...........The new broom don't sweep clean it seems as Normey gets moved onto and into the role of "Senior" trotting steward

Queensland Stakeholders the joke is on you in many ways delivered by none other Qld Labor's self appointed QRIC with their hand picked squad of secretive executives of highly paid/no abilty ilk.......$20 million a year for this JOKE?

SURELY NOT

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« 2017-May-25, 02:13 PM Reply #65 »
Johno ; QRIC is basically a dumping ground for Queensland coppers. The government stuck a few in there early like Barnett, Davey etc and then they recruited their mates. History affords us the opportunity to assess the intelligence and integrity of the Queensland Police Force. Don't we also have a racing minister with established connections to a couple of our best known crooks. The very crooks whose businesses prospered for so long because they were paying off crooked cops. That is simply a fact.

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« 2017-May-25, 02:39 PM Reply #66 »
Really fair comments there Gunbower......For the stakeholders it's really easy to work out the costs in terms of a prizemoney increase for country and provincial racing

The sum is a simple minus sum that being former raceday and integrity controls at around 8 million deducted from the Courier Mail quoted 20 million for the gaggle of as you say ex-coppers and sometime phone receptionists in their plush offices which should be located on current industry/raceclub assets

The figure of 12 million would provide for 120 provincial TAB meetings at 90k each covering every Monday and Tuesday the industry doesn't provide "product"  along with and extra 16 provincial Saturdays at 100k or 32 country meetings at 50k

When these fools get laughed out of town with their internal reviews(read bias) into their own decisions  and QRIC external reviews of their internal reviews at a single stakeholder cost of 7-15k each time will SANITY be restored to this once again fractured and divided industry that is heading down the gurgler quicker than Bob Bentley  fleeing from his pet rocks to Mission Beach


Is that stakeholder paid pretender of missing ambulance fame in 07 still in the employ of the so-called QRIC.....whats his name again?

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« 2017-May-26, 11:20 AM Reply #67 »
Some interesting tales coming coming in out of Townsville in relation to QRIC's latest employee debacle


Seems her believed error in labelling a single swab kit was deemed deliberate????

One would wonder how but alas like all the cloak and dagger from this circus stakeholders will never know


Did you hear the one about the trotting driver they searched for broadcasting races whilst he drove only to find out throughout his whole career he talks to his horses in the run


Whats next for this circus?---
 gEE?




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« 2017-May-26, 10:22 PM Reply #68 »
This is a turn up for the books or turn around with the internal review upholding Corey Brown's appeal against conviction and penalty for overuse of the whip in the Doomben Cup and giving reasons of a sort however brief ...... a welcome change from the previous veil of silence....Michael Cahill didn't get the home town advantage though his appeal was dismissed.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/BROWN-Corey-Internal-Review-Decision-25052017.pdf

https://qric.blob.core.windows.net/wordpress/2017/05/59263c1fa24db-59263c1fa24e4CAHILL-Michael-Internal-Review-Decision-25052017.pdf.pdf

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« 2017-May-29, 03:40 PM Reply #69 »
Lee Attard careless riding at Mackay Internal Review confirms suspension......pleased to see reasons are included.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ATTARD-Lee-Internal-Review-Draft-Decision-25052017.pdf


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« 2017-May-31, 06:44 PM Reply #70 »
In the latest news in from FUDGEBALL central the new whip usage rule via the upheld Corey Brown appeal has been by decision of the commish been upgraded to 8(eight) from the previous 5(five)

Ya really couldn't make this up..............Blow that TRUMPETT JOHN-KNEE

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« 2017-Jun-01, 08:15 PM Reply #71 »
Darlene Duryea did no good at the Internal Review after one of her runners returned a positive to cobalt ...decision confirmed 12 months holiday.

 https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/DURYEA-Darlene-internal-review-decision-31052017.pdf

Brooke Ainsworth unsuccessful in her appeal on careless riding charge.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/AINSWORTH-Brooke-internal-review-decision-31052017.pdf

 Harness racing veteran owner/trainer Bill Crosby received a reduction in the fine for a positive swab $4K down from $6K with $2K suspended on good behaviour for the next two years.

https://qric.blob.core.windows.net/wordpress/2017/05/59238f47289cd-59238f47289e4CROSBY-WIlliam-Internal-Review-Decision-23052017.pdf.pdf


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« 2017-Jun-02, 10:46 AM Reply #72 »
TOOT-TOOT


PASS THE HELIUM PLEASE ROSSEY!

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« 2017-Jun-07, 12:30 PM Reply #73 »
Seems trainers can grab trackwork riders around the neck and be reported to QRIC stewards and police and no action taken or inquiry noted on stewards reports.......The circus rolls on!

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« 2017-Jun-08, 07:57 PM Reply #74 »
Applicant, Mr Chris Bryen, a licensed jockey, was directed by stewards to provide a urine sample at the Mitchell race meeting on 29 April 2017. The Applicant failed to provide a urine sample. A stewards’ inquiry was conducted on 4 May 2017, at which time the Applicant was subsequently charged with a breach of Australian Rule of Racing 81A(1)(b). Australian Rule of Racing 81A(1)(b) states: “Any rider commits an offence and may be penalised if: he refuses or fails to deliver a sample as directed by the Stewards, or tampers with, adulterates, alters, substitutes or in any way hinders the collection of such a sample or attempts to do any of those things.”
The Applicant pleaded not guilty to the charge. Stewards subsequently found the Applicant guilty and disqualified him for a period of four months effective immediately.
 The Applicant sought a review of the charge and penalty. The Applicant’s submissions in summary stated, he had been wasting, was dehydrated and did not commence fluid intake until after 2pm. The submissions included there was insufficient time to rehydrate and the fact that the Applicant did attempt to provide a sample, however the quantity was not sufficient. The Applicant also made submissions in respect of his personal and financial circumstances.

PART 4: Reasons for Internal Review Decision In weighing up the evidence and submissions on penalty, the reviewer finds the Applicants original four-month disqualification falls into the lower bracket of the precedent scale after taking into account his poor sample history. The Applicant is a repeat offender and as such, consideration was given to amending, by increasing the original penalty. However, having considered this carefully the reviewer is not completely satisfied amending the decision and therefore confirms the original decision of charge and penalty.

https://www.qric.qld.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/BRYEN-Christopher-internal-review-decision-06062017-.pdf

Not having the advantage of being aware of Mr Bryen's previous form as alluded to as "his poor sample history"  but on the face of it his failure according to the submission was that he was unable to produce a sufficient quantity due to dehydration would IMO  appear to me to be a reasonable explanation as it's not that he refused to provide a sample which is the charge he should appeal and may find more reasonable minds will assess his claims more sympathetically.

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