Not quite based on the QRIC model but what to make of this statement.....The Victorian Racing Integrity Board will help oversee the relationships between the controlling bodies in racing and their integrity staff, making sure the senior executives at Racing Victoria, Greyhound Racing Victoria and Harness Racing Victoria can operate independently from commercial considerations......seems about face it's the stewards who operate independently of commercial considerations.
Well picked up.
So if this is to ensure that senior execs at RV, GRV and HRV operate "independently" - it kinda implies they have been doing the wrong thing up until now?
The explosion of "integrity" bodies in Qld and Victoria are empowerment exercises with the "winners" being the ones who end up being paid more money (and delivered more power) when the dust settles.
Ask yourself this question. Are there integrity issues existent in Qld and Vic that weren't there (say) 20 years ago?
I would put it to people the answer to that question is NO.
What is different is the voice people are given on social media.
Next thing things are grossly overstated and propagated on social media with all the sentence parsing that comes with that.
Politicians love it because it gives them an opportunity to stick their "uninformed noses" into the trough and come out saying something like "there is an integrity problem and I'm going to fix it. Vote for me.".
And it is not just racing. "Empowerment" is happening everywhere and across all society and those gaining materiel benefit don't care who they bring down in their insatiable quest for wealth and power.