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Racing - ORI Review

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Thursday, 9 September 2021

Tags: Office of Racing Integrity, State Budget

Ms O'CONNOR - Minister, are you able to confirm a report that I have just received from an attendee at the state harness meeting today that the TasRacing CEO told attendees that TasRacing will not be part of the review?

Ms HOWLETT - I am aware of that allegation. I will pull up the message that I received. As I said, I cannot speak on what he said, but I have been made aware of that.

Ms O'CONNOR - Thank you for your honesty. Just to confirm that, if indeed that is what the CEO of TasRacing said, then it is untrue, isn't it?

Ms HOWLETT - I cannot speculate on what the CEO has said or has not said.

Ms O'CONNOR - I understand that, but we have both now had reports that this was said at the harness meeting, and Mr Winter has as well, so it is quite interesting. I think participants in the harness racing industry sector who were there probably need to have it clarified that TasRacing most certainly will be part of the review.

Ms HOWLETT - I think I have made myself very clear when I say the review will include. I have made myself very clear.