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Inquiry into the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Acts


Inquiry status:Past
Date commenced:24 Sep 2009
Deadline for submissions:30 Nov 2009
Date Ended:14 Oct 2010
Committee:Committee on the Review of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Acts (2008 - 2013)
House:Joint
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:(1) That pursuant to section 122 of the Racing and Wagering Western Australia Act 2003, and also taking into consideration the Racing and Wagering Western Australian Tax Act 2003 (‘the Acts’), a joint standing committee be appointed by the Legislative Assembly and the Legislative Council.
(2) The Joint Standing Committee will review the operation and effectiveness of the Acts and is to consider and have regard to:
(a) the effectiveness of the operations of Racing and Wagering Western Australia (RWWA);
(b) the need for the continuation of the operations of RWWA; and
(c) any other matters that appear to the Joint Standing Committee to be relevant to the operation and effectiveness of these Acts.
(3) The Joint Standing Committee will consist of three members appointed by the Legislative Assembly and three members appointed by the Legislative Council.
(4) The standing orders of the Legislative Assembly relating to standing and select committees will be followed as far as they can be applied.
(5) The Committee shall report by 30 June 2010.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
Australian Hotels Association Western Australia received on 3 Aug 2010
Albany Harness Racing Club received on 12 Feb 2010
West Australian Bloodhorse Breeders Association received on 3 Dec 2009
Ms L.E. Maund received on 18 Mar 2010
Wagin Trotting Club received on 26 May 2010
Morley TAB received on 2 Dec 2009
Narrogin Racing received on 30 Nov 2009
WA Bookmakers Association Inc received on 8 Mar 2010
Mount Barker Turf Club Inc received on 30 Nov 2009
G.H. Adams received on 18 Mar 2010
Department of Sport and Recreation received on 4 Jun 2010
WA TAB Agents Association Inc. received on 30 Nov 2009
Ms A. Herlihy received on 8 Dec 2009
Geraldton Harness Racing Club Inc received on 29 Nov 2009
Bunbury Turf Club received on 18 Dec 2009
Mr N A Harman received on 23 Nov 2009
Fremantle Harness Racing Club received on 18 Jan 2010
Mr K. O'Brien received on 1 Dec 2009
Clubs WA received on 16 Jul 2010
Harness Racing Owners Association of WA inc/Breeders Owners Trainers and Reinspersons/Western Australian Standardbred Breeders received on 15 Jan 2010
Country Racing Association received on 16 Apr 2010
Perth Racing received on 29 Jan 2010
West Australian Country Harness Racing Association received on 19 Jan 2010
Albany Racing Club Inc received on 25 Jan 2010
R.E Dowding received on 13 Nov 2009
Western Australian Trotting Association received on 15 Jan 2010
Geraldton Turf Club Inc received on 24 Dec 2009
Western Australian Racehorse Owners Association received on 6 Jan 2010
York Racing (Inc) received on 26 Nov 2009
Mr J. Spasich received on 23 Mar 2010
Broome Turf Club received on 17 Dec 2009
Pinjarra Harness Racing Club Inc received on 6 Apr 2010
Mr G.C. Barber received on 23 Oct 2009
Community and Public Sector Union/Civil Service Association of WA received on 30 Nov 2009
Mr G.W. Pyett received on 12 Nov 2009
Western Australian Provincial Thoroughbred Racing Association (Inc) received on 24 Dec 2009
Northam Race Club Inc received on 24 Dec 2009
WA Racing Trainers Association received on 17 Dec 2009
Bridgetown Harness Racing Club Inc received on 6 Apr 2010
Mr F. Peczka received on 30 Nov 2009
Greyhounds WA received on 30 Nov 2009
Best Bookies Price Pty Ltd received on 30 Nov 2009
Racing and Wagering Western Australia received on 27 Nov 2009
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the Legislative Assembly Committee Rooms, Level 1/11 Harvest Tce, West Perth
DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
19 Feb 201009:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeHon Nick Griffiths
19 Feb 201010:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeMr Ray Turner AM
19 Feb 201012:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeDepartment of Racing, Gaming and LiquorMr Barry Sargeant
26 Feb 201009:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficePerth Racing
26 Feb 201010:15 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Provincial Thoroughbred Racing Association
26 Feb 201011:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Racehorse Owners Association WA Racing Trainers Association WA Bloodhorse Breeders Association
26 Feb 201002:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Country Harness Racing Association
26 Feb 201003:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Trotting Association
08 Mar 201010:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA TAB Agents Association Inc
08 Mar 201011:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeMorley TAB Agency
08 Mar 201001:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Bookmakers Association Inc
08 Mar 201002:30 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeBest Bookies Price Pty Ltd
12 Mar 201009:15 AMMount Barker Turf Club, McDonald Avenue, Mount BarkerMount Barker Turf Club Inc
12 Mar 201003:15 PMAlbany Racing Club, Roberts Road, AlbanyAlbany Racing Club Inc
12 Mar 201005:15 PMAlbany Harness Racing Club, Lancaster Road, AlbanyAlbany Harness Racing Club
19 Mar 201009:30 AMKalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club, Meldrum Avenue, KalgoorlieGolden Mile Trotting Club
19 Mar 201001:00 PMKalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club, Meldrum Avenue, KalgoorlieLaverton/Leonora/Leinster Racing Clubs
19 Mar 201002:30 PMKalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club, Meldrum Avenue, KalgoorlieKalgoorlie Boulder Racing Club
26 Mar 201009:15 AMYork Racecourse, Spencers Brook Road, YorkYork Racing Inc
26 Mar 201010:30 AMYork Racecourse, Spencers Brook Road, YorkYork Harness Racing Club
26 Mar 201001:30 PMNortham Race Club, Yilgarn Avenue, NorthamNortham Race Club Inc
26 Mar 201002:45 PMNortham Race Club, Yilgarn Avenue, NorthamNortham Harness Racing Club Central Wheatbelt Harness Racing Club
29 Mar 201011:30 AMGeraldton Turf Club, Utakarra Racecourse, GeraldtonGeraldton Turf Club Inc
29 Mar 201002:45 PMGeraldton Turf Club, Utakarra Racecourse, GeraldtonMingenew Turf Club Dongara Irwin Race Club
29 Mar 201004:00 PMGeraldton Turf Club, Utakarra Racecourse, GeraldtonGeraldton Harness Racing Club
06 Apr 201009:30 AMRogan Josh Members' Deck, Bunbury Turf Club, Cnr Blair Street and Brittain RoadBunbury Trotting Club
06 Apr 201010:30 AMRogan Josh Members' Deck, Bunbury Turf Club, Cnr Blair Street and Brittain RoadHarvey District Trotting Club
06 Apr 201011:30 AMRogan Josh Members' Deck, Bunbury Turf Club, Cnr Blair Street and Brittain RoadBridgetown Harness Racing Club Busselton Trotting Club
06 Apr 201001:00 PMRogan Josh Members' Deck, Bunbury Turf Club, Cnr Blair Street and Brittain RoadCollie Race Club Collie Harness Racing Club
06 Apr 201004:30 PMPinjarra Race Club, Racecourse Road, PinjarraPinjarra Harness Racing Club
06 Apr 201005:30 PMPinjarra Race Club, Racecourse Road, PinjarraPinjarra Race Club
30 Apr 201008:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeRacing and Wagering Western Australia
30 Apr 201001:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWestern Australian Greyhound Racing Association
30 Apr 201002:15 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWA Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers' Association
03 May 201009:30 AMWagin Trotting Club, Ballagin Road, WaginWagin Trotting Club
03 May 201010:30 AMWagin Trotting Club, Ballagin Road, WaginKojonup Turf Club Pingrup Turf Club
03 May 201002:00 PMNarrogin Racing Club, Clayton Road, NarroginNarrogin Racing
03 May 201003:00 PMNarrogin Racing Club, Clayton Road, NarroginWilliams Harness Racing Club
07 May 201011:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeHarness Racing Owners Association of WA Inc Western Australian Standardbred Breeders Association Inc Breeders Owners Trainers and Reinspersons Association of WA Inc
07 May 201001:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeCountry Racing Association
07 May 201003:00 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeBunbury Turf Club
16 May 201010:00 AMShop 14, Carnarvon Boulevard Shopping Centre, CarnarvonCarnarvon Race Club
16 May 201011:00 AMShop 14, Carnarvon Boulevard Shopping Centre, CarnarvonJunction Race Club
04 Jun 201008:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeRacing and Wagering Western Australia
04 Jun 201001:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeFremantle Harness Racing Club
13 Aug 201009:45 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeDepartment of Racing, Gaming and Liquor
13 Aug 201011:00 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeHon Tom McNeil
20 Aug 201008:30 AMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeRacing and Wagering Western Australia
Videos:
Tabling Comments:In May 2010, the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council agreed to extend the deadline for presentation of the Committee's report to 15 October 2010.
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Mr Ray Turner AM (Retired) on 19 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Barry Sargeant (Director General, Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor) on 19 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Hon Nick Griffiths (Retired) on 19 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Brown (Committee Member, WABBA), Mr Gray Williamson (President, WABBA), Mr Bruce Hyde (President, WARTA), Mr Brian Paddick (Secretary, WARTA), Mr Harvey Crossman (President, WAROA) on 26 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Edward van Heemst (Chairman, Perth Racing), Mr Lex Piper (Vice-Chairman, Perth Racing) on 26 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Mark Roberts (President, WACHRA), Mr Alf Paganoni (Past President, WACHRA) on 26 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Burt (President, WATA), Mr Rob Bovell (Chief Executive, WATA), Ms Kerry Hanks (Assistant Chief Executive, WATA) on 26 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Tony Marwick (Chief Executive Officer, WAPTRA), Mr David Wrensted (Vice Chairman, WAPTRA) on 26 Feb 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Timothy Barnes (Director, Morley TAB), Mr Wayne Barnes (TAB Assistant, Morley TAB) on 8 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Howat (President, WA Bookmakers Association), Mr Brian Brown (Secretary, WA Bookmakers Association) on 8 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Dino Di Cianno (Director, Best Bookies Price Pty Ltd), Mr Fabio Di Cianno (Employee, Best Bookies Price Pty Ltd) on 8 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Morgan (President, WA TAB Agents' Association), Ms Swee-Gaik Lim (Secretary, WA TAB Agents' Association), Mr Kenneth Trainer (Advisor, WA TAB Agents' Association) on 8 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mrs Lesley Solly (President, Albany Racing Club), Mr Terence Zambonetti (Vice President, Albany Racing Club), Mr Shane O'Loughlin (Committee Member, Albany Racing Club) on 12 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mrs Margaret Skinner (Secretary, Mt Barker Turf Club Inc), Ms Vivienne Taylor (President, Mt Barker Turf Club Inc), Ms Lynn Heppell (Vice President, Mt Barker Turf Club Inc), Mr Bill Pearce (Mt Barker Turf Club Inc), Mr Steve Caporn (Mt Barker Turf Club Inc) on 12 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Colin Park (General Manager, Albany Harness Racing Club), Mr Victor Jury (Trainer, Albany Harness Racing Club) on 12 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr John Biggs (Representative, North Eastern Goldfields Racing Clubs) on 19 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr David Prance (Immediate Past Chairman, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club), Mrs Jan Glasson (Administration and Racing Manager, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club), Mr Trevor McManus (Vice Chairman, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club), Mr Murray Percasky (Chairman, Kalgoorlie-Boulder Racing Club) on 19 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Phillip Virgin (Junior Vice President, Golden Mile Trotting Club), Mr Neville Sly (Committee Member, Golden Mile Trotting Club), Mr Brett Snell (Past President, Golden Mile Trotting Club), Mr Evan Spencer (President, Golden Mile Trotting Club), Ms Julie Beccaria (Committee Member, Golden Mile Trotting Club) on 19 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Tony Marwick (President, Northam Race Club), Mrs Nicole Bell (Manager, Northam Race Club) on 26 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Barry Mahood (Chairman, York Racing Inc), Mr Kevin O'Brien (Treasurer, York Racing Inc), Mr Anthony Boyle (Committee Member, York Racing Inc) on 26 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Brett Taylor (President, Central Wheatbelt Harness Racing Club), Mr Mark Roberts (Vice President, Northam Harness Racing Club), Mr Peter Dempster (President, Northam Harness Racing Club) on 26 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Mervyn Gray (President, York Harness Racing Club), Mr Patrick Flynn (Vice President, York Harness Racing Club), Mr Rob Deadman (Secretary, York Harness Racing Club) on 26 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Graham Cox (President, Geraldton Harness Racing Club), Mr John Reynolds (Vice-President, Geraldton Harness Racing Club), Mr Bruce Brown (Treasurer, Geraldton Harness Racing Club) on 29 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Rodney O'Bree (Chairman, Geraldton Turf Club), Mr Donald Hammarquist (Vice Chairman, Geraldton Turf Club), Mr David Wrensted (Manager, Geraldton Turf Club) on 29 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Robert Newton (Vice-President, Mingenew Turf Club), Mr Tony Crowhurst (Chairman, Dongara-Irwin Race Club) on 29 Mar 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Brendon Gardiner (Secretary/Treasurer, Bridgetown Harness Racing Club), Mr Graeme Waters (Vice President, Bridgetown Harness Racing Club), Mrs Patricia Abbott (Secretary/Treasurer, Busselton Trotting Club), Mr David Abbott (Vice President, Busselton Trotting Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Kimberley Tuckey (President, Pinjarra Harness Racing Club), Mr Revell Douglas (General Manager, Pinjarra Harness Racing Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Kenneth Nottle (President, Harvey District Trotting Club), Mr Bruce Jones (Vice President, Harvey District Trotting Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Kenneth Godley (President, Bunbury Trotting Club), Ms Julie Caldwell (Manager, Bunbury Trotting Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Peter Hemsley (Secretary, Collie Harness Racing Club), Mrs Rosanne Pimm (Treasurer, Collie Race Club), Mr Robert Pimm (Committee Member, Collie Race Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Phillip Ibbotson (Acting Chairman, Pinjarra Race Club), Mr Keith Jeffreys (Committee Member, Pinjarra Race Club), Mr Colin Bellchambers (General Manager, Pinjarra Race Club), Mr Gregory Dixon (Committee Member, Pinjarra Race Club) on 6 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Sam Celenza (President, Western Australian Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers' Association), Mr Allen Kinnish (Committee Member, Western Australian Greyhound Breeders, Owners and Trainers' Association) on 30 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Bowe (Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr James Freemantle (Deputy Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Robert Pearson (Director, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Richard Burt (Chief Executive Officer, Racing and Wagering Western Australia) on 30 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr David Simonette (Chief Executive Officer, Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association) on 30 Apr 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Matthew Spurr (President, Wagin Trotting Club), Mr Kevin Spurr (Vice President, Wagin Trotting Club), Mr Donald Davies (Vice President, Wagin Trotting Club) on 3 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Timothy Borgward (President, Pingrup Race Club), Mr Alan Smith (Secretary/Treasurer, Pingrup Race Club), Mr Steven McGuire (Tote Manager, Kojonup Race Club) on 3 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Jonathan Menzel (Manager, Narrogin Racing), Mr Nicholas Bosly-Pask (Acting Chair, Narrogin Racing) on 3 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Craig Chadwick (Chairman, Bunbury Turf Club), Mr Paul Rossiter (Manager, Bunbury Turf Club) on 7 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Dixie Solly (President, Country Racing Association) on 7 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Kerry Clarke (President, Western Australian Standardbred Breeders Association), Mr Kevin Jeavons (President, Harness Racing Owners Association of Western Australia), Mr Robert Tomlinson (President, Breeders Owners Trainers and Reinspersons Association) on 7 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Geoffrey Fahl (Chairman, Carnarvon Race Club), Mr Laurie Simmons (Committee Member, Carnarvon Race Club) on 16 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Victor Barrett (President, Junction Race Club), Mr Brett Smith (Committee Member, Junction Race Club) on 16 May 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Gino Monaco (President, Fremantle Harness Racing Club), Mr Geoffrey Warwick (Vice President, Fremantle Harness Racing Club), Mr Ross Pyke (Secretary-Manager, Fremantle Harness Racing Club) on 4 Jun 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Bowe (Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr James Freemantle (Deputy Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Robert Pearson (Director, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Richard Burt (Chief Executive Officer, Racing and Wagering Western Australia) on 4 Jun 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Barry Sargeant (Director General, Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor) on 13 Aug 2010
Evidence by.. Hon Thomas McNeil (Past Chairman, Racecourse Development Trust) on 13 Aug 2010
Evidence by.. Mr Ross Bowe (Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr James Freemantle (Deputy Chairman, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Robert Pearson (Director, Racing and Wagering Western Australia), Mr Richard Burt (Chief Executive Officer, Racing and Wagering Western Australia) on 20 Aug 2010
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