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Parliamentary Questions


Question On Notice No. 1712 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 October 2023 by Hon Dr Brad Pettitt

Question Directed to the: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Racing and Gaming
Parliament: 41 Session: 1


Question

(1) I refer to the Western Australian bred Greyhound Sasha Monelli that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has Racing and Wagering WA (RWWA) carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(2) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Oleg Monelli that was recently identified in China on a breeding website:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(3) I refer to the Western Australian bred Greyhound Slava Monelli that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(4) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Ruble Monelli that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(5) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Igor Monelli that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(6) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Gold Gun Warrior that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(7) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Gold Gun Warrior that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(8) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Kaldren Petroni that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(9) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Lovebird that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(10) I refer to the Western Australian-bred Greyhound Miss Blackbird that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) If no to (a), why not?
(11) I refer to an unnamed Western Australian Black Female Greyhound, DOB 7/11/2013, that was recently identified in China on a breeding website, and I ask:
(a) has RWWA carried out an investigation on how the greyhound came to be in China;
(b) if yes to (a), has RWWA determined that any rules of racing were breached;
(c) if yes to (a), what was the penalty; and
(d) if no to (a), why not?
(12) I refer to the Western Australian Greyhound Tommy Shelby, and I ask:
(a) how many units of semen belonging to Tommy Shelby have been exported from Western Australia;
(b) which countries have units of semen belonging to Tommy Shelby been exported to;
(c) if units of semen belonging to Tommy Shelby have been exported from a jurisdiction other than Western Australia, please state this jurisdiction or jurisdictions; and
(d) on what date(s) did units of semen belonging to Tommy Shelby leave the port of export?

Answered on 30 November 2023

1.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

 

 

2.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

3.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

4.

 

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

5.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

6.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

7.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

8. No greyhound with that name on our records.

 

9.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

10.

a)     Yes

b)     No

c)     N/A

d)     The greyhound was sold to an Eastern State third party before going to China. Other jurisdictions were made aware of their participants activities. There was insufficient evidence to support any charges against West Australian person under the Rules as they prevailed at the relevant time. A Local Rule was introduced on 1 January 2018 increasing the onus on RWWA registered persons and the exportation of greyhounds directly or indirectly.

 

11. In relation to Question 11, we are unable to identify the greyhound from the information you have provided.

 

12. In relation to Tommy Shelby, Greyhounds Australasia has control of the database that has this information.