Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 13 Hansard (Thursday, 2 November 2017) . . Page.. 5073 ..
There have been no compliance concerns identified during inspections.
The ratio of Greyhound race event inspections in comparison to the total number of inspections whilst indicating an increase between 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 is not showing a significant spike in greyhound race inspections:
• 2015/16 – the percentage of Greyhound event inspections in comparison to overall inspections total was 13% (22 total inspections: 3 greyhound race events)
• 2016/17 – the percentage of Greyhound event inspections in comparison to overall inspections totals was 23% (84 total inspections : 30 greyhound race events)
2017/18 current data shows that inspections related to Greyhound events in comparison to overall inspection total is currently at 17%.
Access Canberra total inspection numbers increased in the 2016/17 period and current data is indicating that the overall inspection activities for 2017/18 will meet or even exceed the 2016/17 final numbers. On the basis of this information whilst inspection activities are trending upwards, they are trending at a consistent rate across racing codes.
Mr Ramsay (in reply to a question by Mr Parton on Wednesday, 1 November 2017):
The Gambling and Racing Commission does not have any responsibility for investigating allegations of animal welfare breaches.