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O.P. « 2019-Jul-24, 08:54 PM »
NEW TRIBUNAL SET TO HEAR RACING CHARGES
Wednesday 24 July, 2019   
The start of the new racing season will herald a new way that charges laid against licensed people are dealt with in Victoria.

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board across the three racing codes in Victoria will be replaced by the Victorian Racing Tribunal from August 1.

Jamie Stier, Racing Victoria's executive general manager of integrity, said the new body would be independent of each of the three codes and operate from it's own offices in Melbourne.

He said the VRT would hear all charges the relevant RAD Boards across thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing would previously had considered.

"With the formation of the tribunal there has been an increase in the powers to the Tribunal where they can compel people to attend and provide evidence," Stier told RSN927.

He said the expansion of those powers would then remove reviews to the Victorian Civil Administrative Tribunal.

"People will still be able to appeal to VCAT on matters of penalty and licencing matters, but on matters of law their appeals are to be heard by the Supreme Court," Stier said.

"The hope is it will deliver resourcing efficiencies and savings to all parties."

Judge John Bowman, who has sat on the County Court of Victoria since 2001, is the VRT chairman.

Members of the tribunal include former RV chief steward Des Gleeson, retired jockeys Greg Childs and Maree Payne as well as experts in greyhound and harness racing.

Stier said any charges laid before August 1 would be heard by the respective RAD Boards.

"If conduct happened prior to August 1, but charged post August 1, then that matter would be before the VRT," he said.

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A positive move IMO after the long running cobalt cases and the still no decision from VCAT on the Aquanita appeals and cross appeals...pity the Hon. Hinchy didn't take a similar initiative in sunny QLD.

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« 2019-Jul-24, 09:10 PM Reply #1 »
Arsenal , Disagree entirely . To me this sounds like the biggest load of crap I have heard for ages. The so called " independent panel " includes a long term Steward from the same State who quite obviously is thoroughly familiar with most of the participants as well as a couple of others who have current extensive family relationships with many leading participants in this Industry and in this State.  How this could possibly be passed off as "independent " beggars belief. It could possibly be regarded as "independent " if they were going to operate in Western Australia. In Victoria it is total nonsense.

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« 2019-Jul-25, 07:23 PM Reply #2 »
gunbower the main benefit as I see it is eliminating VCAT from dealing with appeals from decisions of the RAD Board under the new system appeals only lie to VCAT on the question of penalty ...as far as the composition of the independent panel is concerned if you want industry experience that's the pool to choose them from ......the alternative is to select people with no connection or experience in any of the three codes...personally I have no prejudice against any of the named persons ...they will be required to declare and recuse themselves should any conflict of interest arise.....friends or relations ....the Aquanita case I think was the catalyst for this to be introduced......as you are no doubt aware the decision on the appeals and cross appeals is still in limbo at VCAT despite submissions being finalised months ago...and in QLD QRIC stated in the Estimates hearing on Tuesday  that QCAT decisions on average take 11 months from hearing to decision.......the system needs to change and Victoria took the initiative ..you probably also know that in NSW there's no involvement of NCAT in the three code disciplinary appeals system which runs much more smoothly as a result....we need to agree to disagree on this issue.

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« 2019-Jul-26, 09:32 PM Reply #3 »
Arsenal,
 As usual you have argued your case logically. My criticism of some of the appointments is in no way my reflection of the Integrity or otherwise of some of these appointments. I am sure they are all very decent citizens. However I have always considered that the strength of any appointed Control Board , Tribunal etc should be in the perception by those who fund their involvement is that they are completely at "arms length " from those that they have been employed to administer regulations , rules etc. On this occasion I find that not to be the case.

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« 2019-Jul-31, 08:31 PM Reply #4 »
An outline of structure of the new Victorian Racing Tribunal which replaces the RAD Board from tomorrow 1August .


https://djpr.vic.gov.au/priority-industries-sectors/racing/victorian-racing-tribunal


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