Friday, February 01, 2013Contact: Peter McGauran
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New Regime of Minimum Penalties

The Australian Racing Board has today announced minimum penalties for integrity offences having initiated a review at its Board meeting on 22 November, 2012.

“The new regime of uniform penalties will ensure consistency of penalties across all State and Territory jurisdictions and act as a strong deterrent to potential wrongdoers,” Chief Executive Peter McGauran said today.

“Penalties are an essential element in deterring cheats and maintaining public confidence. The penalties announced send the strongest and clearest signal yet to offenders that they will pay a heavy price for cheating the system. This is especially the case for repeat offenders who have no place in the industry. Whilst first time offenders will suffer a heavy enough penalty as it is, repeat offenders will face penalties in excess of the minimum in keeping with the intent of the rules.” Mr McGauran said.

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