Office of Racing


NSW greyhound racing industry 

NSW Premier Mike Baird announced on 11 October a change to the government’s policy in respect to greyhound racing in NSW.  

​Greyhound Industry Reform Panel 

The Government has appointed a Greyhound Industry Reform Panel, chaired by former Premier Morris Iemma.  The Panel will determine the new regime that will ensure greyhound racing in NSW prioritises animal welfare, has a robust governance structure and a tough independent regulator to monitor the industry.  

The Panel's members are Morris Iemma (Chair); Simon Draper, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Deputy Chair); Steve Coleman, CEO, RSPCA NSW; Brenton Scott, Chief Executive, NSW Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance and Christine Middlemiss, NSW Chief Veterinary Officer.

​The starting point for the Panel's work will be consideration of a number of reports and industry feedback including the recommendations of the Report of the Special Commission of Inquiry as well as the industry reform guarantee put forward by the Greyhound Racing Industry Alliance.

Subject to this report, the Greyhound Rac​ing Prohibition Bill will be repealed together with new legislation that will be introduced to implement tough new standards. The Panel will also be asked to determine criteria for a statutory review that will take place after commencement of the new legislation. 

Terms of Reference [PDF, 184kb]

​Media Relea​​se

Issued: Tuesday, 11 October 2016

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