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The establishment of the Greyhound Welfare and Integrity Commission was a key recommendation of the Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, which was set up to provide recommendations on how to establish greater oversight and enforcement of integrity and welfare standards in the industry. The reform panel made 122 recommendations and the NSW Government accepted all but one. The Commission aims to be operational by 1 July 2018 and will implement the reform panel recommendations, which represent significant changes for the industry and the way it operates.
Until 1 July 2018, appeals will be dealt with under the rules of racing administered by Greyhound Racing NSW (GRNSW). GRNSW will also continue to manage the regulatory functions of the industry until this date.
From 1 July 2018 the Commission will:
- Control and regulate greyhound racing
- Administer the Greyhound Racing Rules
- Register greyhounds and industry participants (including but not limited to owners, breeders, trainers and bookmakers)
- Investigate animal welfare and integrity concerns relating to greyhound racing in NSW
- Employ race stewards and inspectors
From 1 July 2018 GRNSW will:
- Register greyhound racing clubs
- Develop safety standards for registered racecourses
- Manage greyhound re-homing program (e.g. Greyhounds As Pets)
- Distribute industry funding received from the TAB
- Provide funding for the Commission