The MacSporran report

The Queensland Greyhound Racing Industry Commission of Inquiry (COI) returned its final report on the greyhound racing industry on 1 June, 2015.

The report, known as the MacSporran Report after Commissioner Alan MacSporran QC, recommended a number of changes.

The Queensland Government provided a response to the COI  which accepted all 15 recommendations and set out a plan to implement necessary reform to the racing industry.

Subsequently Queensland became the first state in Australia to implement a strict integrity regime for the racing industry.

Included as a recommendation was the separation of the commercial and integrity aspects of the industry.

This recommendation would allow Racing Queensland to act as a control body and concentrate on the business of racing and a newly formed Queensland Racing Integrity Commission would focus on ensuring integrity within the industry.

As part of the Queensland Government’s response to the COI, a total of 75 actions were identified to implement the above recommendations.

As at 1 July 2020, 10 recommendations and 61 activities have been fully implemented. See the Implementation status of MacSporran recommendations for more information.