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Tasmanian Racing Directorate
Agency Number:
Start Date:
13 Feb 1984
End Date:
12 Sep 1990
Investigate, develop and implement Government policy on racing. Develop an efficient and viable racing and breeding industry. Registration, collection of tax and supervision of bookmakers and on-course totalisators. Regulation of racing activities, including allocation of racing dates and appointment of stipendiary stewards.

The Directorate came into being when the administration of racing and gaming were separated in 1984. On 1 July 1990 it came under the administrative control of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation and on 12 September it was reconstituted as an "Authority".
Legislation Administered:
Racing and Gaming Act 1952 (insofar as it relates to racing);;Racing Act 1983;;Tasmanian Harness Racing Board Act 1976
Legislation Creating:
Racing Act 1983.
Legislation Abolishing Agency:
Racing Legislation Amendment Act 1990
Functions Performed:
Sport and recreation
Controlling Agencies:
Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation (TA895)17 Jul 198927 Mar 1996
Previous Agencies:
Tasmanian Racing & Gaming Commission (TA924)01 May 197413 Feb 1984
Totalizator Agency Board (TA1585)01 Jan 198305 Mar 2001

Tasmanian Gaming Commission (TA918)13 Feb 1984
Subsequent Agencies:
Tasmanian Racing Authority (TA1552)12 Sep 199001 May 1998