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Racing Tasmania
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 May 1998
End Date:
01 Dec 1999
Effective 1 May 1998 the Tasmanian Racing Authority was reconstituted as Racing Tasmania. The new authority comprised the chairmen of the Thoroughbred, Harness and Greyhound Racing Councils and four others to be appointed on their joint recommendation. The four were to comprise a legal practitioner and one each with management, financial and ,arketing expertise. None of the four could be a participant in the racing industry.

As part of a major reorganisation of the structure of the State Service undertaken by an incoming government Racing Tasmania was transferred to the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources on 18 September 1998.

With effect from 1 December 1999 the authority was abolished. Its regulatory functions were assigned to the Director of Racing but its assets and liabilities, and the requirement to provide administrative and financial assistance to the racing codes, was assigned to the TAB.
Legislation Administered:
Racing and Gaming Act 1952 (insofar as it applies to racing);;Racing Act 1983
Legislation Creating:
Racing Amendment Act 1997
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Racing Amendment (Restructuring) Act 1999
Functions Performed:
Sport and recreation
Previous Agencies:
Tasmanian Racing Authority (TA1552)12 Sep 199001 May 1998
Totalizator Agency Board (TA1585)01 Jan 198305 Mar 2001